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I live in Texas and had a verbal contract with a woman from

I live in Texas and had a verbal contract with a woman from Arizona who wished to buy 2 yearling stud colts. I agreed to take $3,000. I was to obtain health papers so she could come and pick up the horses to cross the state lines. She was to send a $1500 non-refundable deposit and pay for the vet charge (which amounted to $202.00. I obtained the vet check and paper work so that she could transport the horses. Her original verbal CONTRACT WAS THAT SHE WOULD PICK UP THE YEARLINGS HERSELF. AT THE LAST MINUTE, SHE DECIDED TO HAVE A TRANSPORT COMPANY THAT WAS COMING TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN TEXAS PICK UP THE HORSES AND TRANSPORT THEM TO ARIZONA AS THEY WERE PICKING UP A ZEBRA FROM MY NEIGHBOR AND HAULING IT TO ARIZONA A WEEK AFTER I HAD HER HEALTH PAPERS. I WOULD NOT LET THE TRANSPORTER PICK UP THE HORSES BECAUSE SHE HAD NOT PAID ME THE BALANCE DUE OF $1500 AND THE VET BILL. sHE SAID THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO PAY FOR THE HORSES UNTIL THEY SAW THEM IN CASE I WAS "SCREWING" THEM. (I HAD SENT MANY CURRENT PICTURES OF THE ANIMALS TO THEM) SHE FINALLY SENT THE BALANCE OF THE MONEY OWED A WEEK AFTER THE TRANSPORT COMPANY CAME AND WENT. I TRIED TO REFUND HER MONEY, BUT SHE SAID THAT NOW THAT SHE HAD PAID FOR THE HORSES, SHE WANTED THEM AND WAS SENDING SOMEONE TO PICK THEM UP. SHE THREATENED TO SUE ME IF I DID NOT LET HER GET THE HORSES. 2 WEEKS WENT BY AND NOONE SHOWED UP. I WAS LOOKING AT MY ONLINE BANK STATEMENT AND SAW THAT SHE HAD TAKEN 3 AMOUNTS OF MONEY OUT OF MY BANK ACCOUNT. THE FIRST WAS FOR $1500 FOR THE INITIAL (NONREFUNDABLE) DEPOSIT. THE SECOND AND THIRD WERE FOR 204 AND THE SECOND $1500. HER BANK HAS SENT THESE AS STOP PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS (BANK OF AMERICA IN Arizona). THIS IS ILLEGAL AS THE CHECKS HAD ALREADY TRANSACTED, AND I TOLD MY BANK THAT THEY HAD TO HAVE THESE MONIES PUT BACK AS IT WAS ILLEGAL TO TAKE THESE PAYMENTS BACK ON CHECKS THAT HAD TRANSACTED ALREADY AND CLEARED. THEY REFUNDED MY MONEY, REALIZING THAT I WAS RIGHT. IN THE MEANTIME, I HAD SEND A CHECK TO REFUND HER MONEY, BUT STOPPED PAYMENT ON THAT SINCE IT LOOKED LIKE SHE HAD ALREADY GOTTEN HER MONEY. PLEASE REALIZE THAT SHE CALLED ME THE END OF JULY. I TOOK THESE HORSES OFF THE MARKET WHEN I RECEIVED HER DEPOSIT AND FED THEM FOR 2 MONTHS WAITING FOR HER TO PICK THEM UP AND PAY FOR THEM. IT ALSO SHOULD BE NOTED THAT I AM ONE OF 4 TEXAS REFERRAL AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION BREEDERS, WHICH MEANS THEY HAVE NEVER HAD A COMPLAINT ON MY BUSINESS PRACTICES. I HAVE SOLD HORSES HERE ON ROCKING N RANCH, WHICH I OWN, FOR 50 YEARS. I AM 81 YEARS OLD AND A WIDOW. WHEN MY BANK PUT BACK THE MONEY SHE HAD TRIED TO STEAL INTO MY ACCOUNT, SHE HIRED AN ATTORNEY IN FORT WORTH TO SUE ME . I ANSWERED THAT ATTORNEY AND TOLD HER THE WHOLE STORY ALONG WITH THE BACK THAT I HAVE BACKUP ON ALL I HAVE DOCUMENTED IN THE FORM OF EMAILS AND BANK STATEMENTS, AND EVIDENTLY, SHE DROPPED THE CASE. I DID OFFER TO PAY BACK THE SECOND $1500, BUT EXPLAINED THAT MY WEBSITE SAYS THAT YOUR DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE. ALSO, THE HEALTH PAPERS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR 30 DAYS, WHICH HAD LAPSED AND ONLY ALLOWED THE HORSES TO CROSS STATE LINES. NOW, I HAVE RECEIVED A "CIVIL SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT" FROM ARIZONA STATING THAT I BROKE THE CONTRACT. ACTUALLY, THERE WAS NO WRITTEN CONTRACT...ONLY A VERBAL DISCUSSION IN WHICH I AGREED TO TAKE $3000 FOR THESE HORSES (PRICED AT $3800), I WOULD HAVE THE VET PERFORM HEALTH INSPECTIONS, WHICH SHE WOULD PAY FOR, AND SHE WOULD PICK THEM UP. THIS WAY, SHE COULD SEE THE ANIMALS AND MAKE SURE THEY WERE WHAT SHE WANTED. SHE BROKE THE CONTRACT BECAUSE SHE DECIDED NOT TO PICK THEM UP HERSELF BUT EXPECTED ME TO SHIP THEM WHEN THEY HAD NOT BEEN PAID FOR FULLY SO SHE COULD LOOK AT THEM. THIS WAS UNHEARD OF, AND IF SHE WANTED TO SEE THEM, SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE AS ORIGINALLY CONTRACTED VERBALLY. I EMAILED HER AND ASKED HER IF SHE THOUGHT THAT IF SHE DID NOT LIKE THEM THAT I (AT AGE 81) SHOULD DRIVE FROM TEXAS TO ARIZONA TO PICK THEM BACK UP!!! SHE DIDN'JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: tHE PURCHASE INITIATED BY PHONE THE FIRST OF AUGUST 2016. THE SUMMONS IS FOR $5000, AND IT STATES THAT I BROKE OUR CONTRACT. WHAT CONTRACT, AND IF A VERBAL ONE IS BINDING, SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO PICK UP THE HORSES. THEN SHE COULD HAVE SEEN THEM, AND IF SHE DIDN'[T LIKE THEM, SHE COULD HAVE TURNED THEM DOWN AT THAT POINT AND NOT PAID THE BALANCE. THE NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS A COMMON PRACTISE SINCE THE HORSES ARE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET, LOSING FUTURE SALES. IN THIS CASE, IT ALSO DELAYED CASTRATION OF THESE STUDS WITH MY OTHER STUD COLTS. I ALSO HAD MY HELPER ASSIST THE VET IN DOING THE EXAMS, AND THAT IS EXPENSIVE, AND I FED THESE HORSES THE 2 MONTHS WHILE ALL THIS WAS TRANSACTING... I WAS ALSO THREATENED WITH LAW SUITS CONSTANTLY, AND I CERTAINLY DON'T INTEND TO GO TO ARIZONA. I NEED YOU TO HELP ME ANSWER THIS. I HAVE A LEGAL FORM, AND I INTENDED TO STATE THAT THERE WAS NO WRITTEN CONTRACT AND THAT SHE BROKE THE VERBAL ONE;. I ALSO INTENDED TO ATTACH THE LETTER I WROTE TO THE FIRST ATTORNEY IN FORT WORTH. I ALSO DO NOT THINK THAT AFTER I HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALL THIS AGGRAVATION THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY THE COURT $400 TO SUBMIT MY ANSWER. I WILL PAY HER $1500, WHICH I OFFERED TO DO WHEN I ANSWERED THE FIRST OFFICE SUING ME, BUT I DON'T OWE HER ANYTHING ELSE. ALSO, PLEASE NOT THAT I HAVE EVERY EMAIL FROM HER AND SENT TO HER AS BACKUP, AND I ALSO HAVE PROOF FROM THE BANK THAT SHE HAD HER BANK TRY TO ILLEGALLY TAKE MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT WHILE TELLING ME THAT SHE WAS SENDING SOMEONE TO PICK UP0 THE HORSES AND WOULD SUE ME IF I DIDN[T LET HER HAVE THEMJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: oN jAN 06, 2017, SHE FILED cASE nO. cv17-000447-rc IN THE PIMA COUNTY CONSOLIDATED JUSTICE COURT FOR $5,000 STATING BREACH OF CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF 2 HORSES, VET FEES, ATTORNEY FEES, FILING FEES, AND MAILING FEES. I AM ASKING FOR YOU HELP IN ANSWERING THIS. I HAVE 20 DAYS TO ANSWER.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: MY WEBSITE IS WWW.ROCKINGNRANCH.COM. HERE IT IS STATED THAT TO HOLD HORSE(S), A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. THAT WOULD BE THE FORST $1500 SHE SENT EARLY IN AUGUST. I AM WILLING TO PAY HER $1500, WHICH I SAID IN THE RESPONSE TO THE FORT WORTH, TX ATTORNEY, BUT EVIDENTLY THEY DROPPED THE CASE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE RESPONSE GIVING CHRONOLOGICAL INFORMATION AS TO WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THIS SITUATION, I CAN SEND IT IF YOU WILL GIVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS. I WAS PLANNING TO RESPOND TO THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LISTED THAT SHE BROKE THE CONTRACT BY NOT PICKING UP THE ANIMALS AS PLANNED, AND ALSO, THAT I WAS ATTACHING A LISTING OF THE ACTUAL HAPPENINGS IN THE CASE AND THAT I HAD DOCUMENTATION THAT COULD BACK UP WHATEVER I SAID.

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