I gave a friend 500 Kuwaiti Dinars worth of furniture which is equivalent to approximately 1100 USD. It was a gentleman's agreement confirming a sealed deal consisting of two payments of 250 KD in two months and that never happen. This deal was agreed upon in June of 2011 and he avoiding me. What courses of action can I pursue to redeem my funds? Keep in mind that we're in Kuwait and I'm not familiar with the laws here. Thanks
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I've sent text mmessages and called him several times with no response. Knocked on his door but he won't open up. He's totally avoided his obligations and I need closure before I leave country.
HiYou will need to issue a civil action in the Court of First Instance. You do that by filing a statement of claim with the court, setting out the grounds of theclaim and the relief requested i.e. the money being paid back to you. The statement of claim is then served on the defendant by the court process server. A hearing is set by the court and the defendant submits its defence and supporting evidence.You should bear in mind that a case like this can take 4 to 5 years to come to trial. If you had written evidence of the agreement, it could be dealt with quicker.Your first port of call then is to contact your local Court of First Instance and ask for help commencing the claim. It may be wise to seek redress through a solicitors firm out there. I would suggest Herbert Smith in Riyadh - they could certainly point you in the right direction. Best wishesJohn
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