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Their collection firm was going to sue me for not honering the contract by 1/1/13. My attorney and the collection agency agreed on a $500 settlement on 12/31/12. The original contract signed by me stipulated that the final payment would be withdrawn electronically 45 days after the contract was signed. THE only reason why I joined up with 4 Star in the first place was because they told me (along with e mails) that there was jobs on the table in this area and they needed a painter now. I only received one lead ever - it turned out to be a dead lead. I didn't have the other $2500 unless jobs were sent to me and I told the salesmen from 4 Star this many many times before the contract was faxed. I completly depleted my savings account to invest with them back in 8/11 with the clear understanding that jobs would be sent my way - but none came.
My attorney advised me to pay the $500 on 12/31/12 so that I wouldn't be sued. I am out a total of $3000 ($2500 + $500) and getting nothing in return . This on going never ending situation has given my wife and I a huge headache. I have tried to do the right thing by going to the many BBB offices and two State Attorney offices, but to no avail
Thomas,Signing a settlement generally means that both parties agree to not litigate or pursue that matter again. So if you did end up signing a settlement, depending on how that settlement is worded, you may be barred from filing against them in this situation. This is why I was so insistent upon your response, signing a settlement agreement really limits your options going forward, and that means that without knowing exactly what rights you signed away, it is very difficult for me to tell you what your next steps may be. It may well be that based on the language in that settlement agreement you are not able to pursue it at all, or that you are simply not able to contest their collections, but without an attorney reviewing that settlement agreement it is very tough for me to give you a genuine assessment of your next steps.Good luck.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. Its late. Can we pick this up later at a more conveinant time for both of us?
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