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9 years ago, my mom and her boyfriend sent me money to help

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9 years ago, my mom and her boyfriend sent me money to help me pay my car payments while I was in nursing school because my car was about to be taken by the finance company, there was never a signed agreement of repayment or even a serious verbal agreement of repayment, no handshake or anything, at the time he was saying family needs to help family out in times of need. Now 9 years later he is threatening to sue me for the money he sent me because he is mad at me, can he win a civil suit against me if he did file it without a repayment agreement never being made or signed, he claims to have the western union receipts for what he sent me but I don't think he really does because I've never seen them, neither has my mother. Just wondering if he could really win a case against me with no repayment agreement?
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Good morning. I certainly understand. Would you mind sharing with me the State you are in, as I want to check the statute of limitations as well. Thank you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information. In order for him to to sue and prevail, he is going to have to show that there was an agreement to repay him the money allegedly "lent". This is going to be hard to do when there is nothing in writing and it is going to be his word against you. He is going to have to prove the terms and conditions of the agreement and would need to show when the money was supposed to be repaid. Even if he did this, there is a 4 year statute of limitations on his right to sue on an oral contract, so he could be well outside the time frame and you always could assert the statute of limitations as a defense against him. Even if he has receipts from Western Union, it does not show that there was any agreement to repay him and this was anything more then a gift. You are not disputing that the money was given to you and that is the only thing that the receipts would show. The dispute is about repayment and absent some proof, the Judge would likely see this as a gift.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX that was the case, just wanted to be sure, I want to make sure that this is a one time payment of 36$ and not going to be a recurring monthly payment, before I say that im satisfied with your answer, is there anyway this conversation can be emailed to me, so I have it, in print. Because Im on my cell and can't print from this.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok, just want to print it, don't know how I would log back into this conversation, don't remember putting in a password XXXXX anything. So u know how and if I can log back in
You can go to the website and their should be a link to click to log in and retrieve your information. In addition, customer service can walk you through the steps.
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