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Hi i was at court today for Repair and Storage Liens Act. basically

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Hi i was at court today for Repair and Storage Liens Act.
basically a mechanic fixed my truck but the he done my truck was not right.he put lien on my truck later on he seized my truck by bailiffs.i took the mechanic and bailiff to court.
make the store short
it was a court date for us today,both sides asked question from each other.i remember a few times i jumped in between conversations, judge ordered me not to do so.
in end of the court judge said he will make decisions soon.
when i went to pick up the judge decision copy for myself.
on his decision section he wrote his judgment like this
"for oral reason he give judgment to mechanic and bailiff"
my first question from you as lawyer what the "oral reason means on judge judgment means?
second question what options i have regarding his decision for my benefit?

INFOLAWYER :

Hello and thank you for the question.

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by oral decision he is referring to the record

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I take it the decision was recorded

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so he is referring to the court record as recorded.

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You should seek to get a copy of the transcript and order

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once you have both to the extent it awards you relief it may be enforced

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if awarded a judgment, you may seek to have a collections firm locally pursue enforcement

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or likewise use a sheriff for that purpose

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Is that clear?

Customer:

he actually made a judgment against me.

INFOLAWYER :

I see

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you may then consider appealing

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or consider settling with the other side

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as appeals are time consuming and often not successful

Customer:

so i call the other side saying what?

INFOLAWYER :

You may offer to settle for half the judgment for example

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as enforcing a judgment can be difficult and time consuming

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and they may think you may appeal and take up more time and costs

Customer:

ok,let me try that.

INFOLAWYER :

Is that clear and acceptable?

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Excellent

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Good luck

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Kindly click on a positive rating for the answer

Customer:

anything else i could do

INFOLAWYER :

settlement is the most practical

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appeal is time consuming and difficult as noted

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hiring a lawyer likewise and expensive

Customer:

ok.thanks

INFOLAWYER :

very welcome

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have a nice weekend

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Kindly rate the answer as excellent

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thank you in advance

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sorry, forgot to tell you that the amount judge give them judgment which was $7500. i already deposited that amout in court order to get my truck from bailiff.



you said i could try to settle with them since the money in court and they got judgment.how i could settle them?


 

You could agree on a reduced amount or a payment plan. They may not want to risk your filing an appeal or otherwise contesting the decision.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok.thanks

Very welcome. Kindly click on a positive rating for the answer.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

so sorry again


You said i could agree on a reduced amount or a payment plan?


as i said the money they wanted i deposited in court in order to release my truck from bailiff.


don't they just get the money from the court they have court judgment in their hand?

They dont have to settle with you, but just because it is in court and they have a judgment does not mean you may not appeal or take other steps. For peace of mind and finality, they may agree to take less. Kindly rate the answer positively.

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