Thanks for the rapidity of your reply.
I believe Consultant A is bluffing on everything but just to be sure, I want to repeat for clarification:
In the absence of a signed legal contract, since the work was undertaken 'for' the corporation and moneys paid for 'consultant' came from 'corporate account', there is no grounds to claim that President is personally liable?
Consultant A is trying to make the argument that in the absence of a signed contract President IS 'personally' liable.
If helpful to know, the work done by Consultant A is demonstrably 'for the corporation' and 'branded' accordingly.
Next, Consultant A 'claims' that b/c I 'said' in an email I would try to pay him personally, this is somehow or other 'making me a personal guarantor' on the outstanding sum. I assume that notion is legally preposterous.
Also, what do you make of the 'specific' request for those 'specific items'? What do you think is the rationale? Asking me for my 'plate number' and things of that nature? What's that about, in your opinion?
" Second, does it not take an 'entire year' for a judgement in small claims court? And what would be the estimated legal expense be for the plaintiff? And what if the other party just declares bankruptcy? "
This is from: http://www.carfacontario.ca/page/small-claims-court_59/
"However, no court is quick: it will take you the better part of a year to go through the entire Small Claims Court process, have your trial and get judgment. Then you still have to try to collect. Getting a judgment is fairly easy. Collecting is a different story."
Also, on average, what kinds of legal fees would be incurred 'over the year' for the Consultant? I understand he can receive a judgement that 'includes' fee reimbursement. But he is a cheapskate, so I wouldn't want to make sure he's apprised of what he is 'risking' going down this path.