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Monday, July 25, 2011



This is absolutely true. I have successfully used small claims courts to resolve disputes on several occasions. I recall once I left a camera under my seat when I left a commercial airline. The airline refused to let me go back on to get it, on security grounds. I made a formal report with the airline and insisted upon being given a copy.

Later, the airline denied all knowledge of the lost camera or my report. They tried to just "stonewall" me into giving up.

I filed a lawsuit in small claims court in the county where the airplane landed (San Francisco).

The airline didn't even file an answer. A check for the full amount of my claim arrived in the mail two days before the hearing date.

The satisfaction of knowing that I hadn't let myself be cheated by the airline was worth more to me than the money.

Citizen of the World

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