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It is a contract to lease a group of items with a payment/amortization schedule. He only paid the first interest payment amount over a period of time with very little going to principal. His balance due is over $30,000. I know small claim limit in CA is only $10K and if there were a way to make two suits out of this, I would only get a total of $20K. Because he and his girlfriend is in the entertainment business and she has performed in TN at one time, if I can convince him to set up residency (maybe use those postal mail drop business where they sign for packages, letters, etc) in Memphis, TN, my searches indicate that small claim limits is $25,000, and I will settle for that. If this is legally possible, I would try to convince him to do so since I hope to go on a TV court show (if accepted) and get paid immediately and this would be his 1 shot at "15 minutes of fame" for his act, this will finally get settled and he would not have to pay out of pocket to have this contract over and done with. And yes, I can get a witness to TN with no problem.
Thanks! So we use our personal addresses, me in Fl, him in CA and the TN courts will hear us without the out of town addresses being an issue?
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