I am the original poster. I received a "settlement and release" agreement offer from the lawyer on friday. i am wondering if there is anything that should really be in there. it says that if i sign it they will "dismiss the case with prejudice". there was no request for any dollar amount. my question is. what are next steps? is there anything i should request to be put in? like no attorneys fees or to remove it from my credit report? also, do i need to ask them to file a stipulation of discontinuance? thank yoU!
@Brotherskeeper Thank you very much. You cleared up a lot of that for me. I've read MikeB35's thread a few times and seem to need to re-read as I might've missed that since it did not affect my case at that time. I am busy all day today but should have time tomorrow to get my rough draft typed up and posted here. I can't thank you enough for the help so far!
We've seen a small number of arbitration cases where the arbitrator entered an award against the consumer for the JDB/OC's arbitration fees and costs. I don't know what the final outcome was in these cases. There was one case in particular, I believe it was a man handling a case for his girlfriend. The prevailing opinion was that the arbitrator may have been annoyed by his behavior and unprofessionalism. Not only did he lose the case for his girlfriend, she was faced with having to reimburse $10,000+ in fees and costs. (Does anyone know if that OP appealed the ruling?)
I see this also, but it seems part of untreated grief is feeling victimized by everyone and everything. I appreciate that @WhoCares1000 said what needed to be said and I'm not making excuses for OP's rotten attitudes, but i think it's helpful for the rest of us to keep things in perspective because it explains why OP is acting like we're speaking to her in a foreign language.