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Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help if I can. Do you have any specific questions? I just want to make sure that I understand what legal information you are seeking.
Hi again. I just noticed that I answered your previous question about the check.
Are you asking about the paperwork needed for filing a lawsuit? If so, how much are you owed?
Since the amount you are owed is under $5000, you can sue the homeowner in small claims court. Is this in NYC, or elsewhere in NYS?
The forms you need are likely at this website, which I found in a Google search:
Unfortunately, the website seems to be down at the moment (or at the least, I can't get it to load from my computer ... maybe you'll have more luck). In any event, you have the option of either suing in Essex since that is where the property is located, or suing in NJ, since that I where the defendants live. I assume you prefer Essex, which is why I tried to pull those forms. As an aside, you can also contact the police in Lake Placid and complain that you were given a bad check and let them investigate. It's possible that the police will contact the other party and that will scare them into issuing a new check. It's probably a long shot, but doesn't cost you anything.
Does that answer your question? Please let me know if you need clarification, as I am happy to continue helping you until you are satisfied.
You're quite welcome!