Wesley vs Carrey – Case

The case of Jane Wesley vs Larry Carrey started out as a simple car damage case. Ms. Wesley’s car door was damaged by Mr. Carrey when he kicked it while she was still in the car, she testified. She presented two written repair estimates to me, one for $457 and the other for $540. Under…

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Wesley vs Carrey – Decision

I held Mr. Carrey liable for $498, the dollar amount that Ms. Wesley proved, but I did not double the amount because of his conduct. Ms. Wesley is entitled in my opinion to an award for the dented car door. However, her fear and terror, which I believe was real, cannot be measured in money,…

Yong vs Kizi Fashion – Case

Yong Hee’s complaint in Small Claims Court recently came before me as an arbitrator. He was accompanied by the Court’s Chinese language interpreter. It became clear to me at the outset that the interpreter was limiting what he translated, by reducing Mr. Yong’s long statements to a few words, accompanied by facial tics, body movements…

Yong vs Kizi Fashion – Decision

In my opinion, Kizi was not obligated to pay Mr. Yong’s loanshark interest as additional damages. To begin with, Small Claims adds “statutory interest” (presently nine 9% per annum) on all monetary awards. Also, in cases involving breach of contract, only damages that directly flow from the breach are compensable. Mr. Yong’s cost for his…