Ok, getting paperwork ready to go to SCC. Unfortunately I don't even have $35 right now to go forward yet. :( This is what I have on the paperwork for the amount I am suing and my brief description of the nature of the claim. Does this sound adequate?
I dropped my car of at Bernardo Motors LLC on May 14, 2006 for Dave Taylor to sell on my behalf as a consignment service he offered to me. Almost 8 months went by and I did not receive any phone calls from Dave Taylor with people interested in my car. On January 5, 2007 he finally called with one offer. I turned down the offer and on January 14, I went to pick my car up because he was not selling it for what I asked him to. My car was missing from his lot on the 14th, and I finally picked it up on the 16th. I have been seeking reimbursement since then for things that were missing and damaged, and for excessive miles that were added on my car and unaccounted for from Dave Taylor'* own statements. Front floormats are missing, a window shade is broken, a second electronic ignition key is missing, and almost 1200 miles were added since I dropped it off at his dealership. David Taylor said I would get reimbursed for all these things but after almost 5 months I have not received anything.
I'm asking for $400 from him, for what is missing and for 600 of the 1200 miles, since by his own words 600 miles are unaccounted for. While I doubt the car was even test-driven 600 miles, he says that is ALL that was added, and since numbers don't lie, 600 miles are unaccounted for.
48¢ a mile x 600 = $288, plus missing/damaged items = $400.
I'd love to sue him for the full 1200 miles. I'd also like to sue him for the $1000s I've spent on the car while he drove it around town for 8 months, but I don't think it would be good if I appeared greedy. Maybe the owner'* own stupidity and ignorance in front of a judge would be enough to be issued a larger winning? lol