Post: Suing an out of state company
Posted by user on 10/23/11
I do software consulting and I'm in Massachusetts area. I
did some work for an out of state company that is in Texas.
They paid some amount but did not pay the rest. So, they
still owe couple of thousand dollars. They accepted to pay
at one point of time, now they are denying. Itís been
couple of months. If I hire a lawyer, it won't be cost
effective for this much money. I thought about small claims
court but since itís an out of state entity, I believe I
need to file in their state which again won't be cost
effective either for this amount of money since Iíll have
to travel over there when the court gives date. Since
Massachusetts has personal jurisdiction, I might be able to
sue them in local small claims court though I'm not sure.
Also, I don't have a written contract but I do have email
communications where I received the requirements, sent the
company cost for getting those requirements done and
sending them invoice. Do you think, with email
communication print outs, I will be able to prove that
company owes me money?
Also, should I sue the individual (partner of a company
whom I was interacting with) or the company?
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