The issue before the court was a small claims matter, involving a vehicle defect.
The plaintiff sought out $8,200 in damages and in California the limit in small claims is $10,000
The case was sent to mediation.
The plaintiff outlined his claim.
The defendant said, "You don't understand your not going to get $1.00 dollar.
The plaintiff once again calmly requested the damages.
Once again the defendant stated "You don't seem to understand, you are not going to get $1.00 dollar"
The plaintiff said, lets compromise and I will adjust to $1,300 dollars.
The defendant with arms folded, said "Lets see the Judge"
The court ruled against the defendant for $8,200 dollars plus court cost.
The defendant, left the courtroom in a dazed look with his head nearly in his knees.
The moral of this dispute, is to compromise.
Jim W Hildreth Mediator