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I am being sued for declining to pay for several airlines tickets on my american express card. A friend asked me to use the card to "hold" the reservations. Apparently she collected the airfare but did not apply the cash and the travel agent put the entire charge (about $14,000) on my card. I disputed the amount. Now there is a lawsuit. My friend did not appear in the case, but I submitted an answer denying everything. I told the attorney for plaintiff that I told the credit card company not to pay it and filed a fraud report. He asked me to get that sworn document to him. A friend told me he was getting me to "certify" the case or claim. I did not understand. So I did not provide the document. Now the case is on the court calendar. I am ready to go and will make demands for the names of the people who the tickets were bought from to find out what happened if they paid or not. But I don't know what certify the case means.
I am being sued by the travel agent who had to pay for the tickets when my friend collected the money but did not pay for them (apparently). She does travel agent work freelance. She has not assets, I have a house. Someone told me to settle, but I did not authorize anyone to charge my card, only to hold the reservations. I spoke to someone at the travel agency at that time to fax over a copy of my driver's license and Amex card, but I did say I was paying for those tickets, only holding the reservation, so I want to fight this
Yes, I disputed the payment with American express. I called to dispute and they did the investigation. I signed something and mailed it back, but I dont recall what it was. American express wanted a subpoena to turn over those document because they are a confidential investigation, but I have to serve a copy of the subpoena on the plaintiff, so I didnt do it.
My friend is already named in the lawsuit, but did not appear. So I file a motion for designation of responsible party to put the court on notice that I did not authorize the payment? What relief am I seeking in that motion?
Okay. She has no assets, but I have a house. The plaintiff will get a judgment against her. I will stay on the case. Is it wise to try to settle before we pick a jury or after?
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