Michelle vs Cooking Healthy and Max’s Supermarket – Case

In this trial before me as a Small Claims arbitrator, Michelle, the claimant, is suing two defendants; a TV show called “Cooking Healthy” (not its real name, which I have changed here), and Max’s Supermarket, a small supermarket in Manhattan. Michelle is suing both of them for $1,000, claiming that she was misled by the…

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Murray vs Shelley’s Jewelry – Case

The names of all of the people in this story are made up by me and are fictional in order to protect their privacy. In a recent trial before me as an arbitrator in Manhattan’s Small Claims Court, the plaintiff, here called “Murray”, is seeking damages of $5,000, the Court’s maximum, from his friend Shelley,…

Murray vs Shelley’s Jewelry – Decision

Shelley testified that he never said that it would be exact. Shelley then showed me photos of both rings. To my eyes, they looked the same. Shelley also said that he spent $1,000 of his own money to please Murray and Miriam. I then said that I would rule against Murray. At this point, I…