PeopleClaim now offers a free filing option! You can either file a simple version of your claim for free, or you can create a more detailed claim and choose the premium filing option. By choosing the free filing option only you and the party you are filing the claim against will see the claim. If you want the claim available for anyone to see, choose the premium filing option which includes “public posting” of your claim; this means the claim is available for viewing by anyone on the web. By doing so, people can come in and comment and/or make suggestions for your claim, which serves a valuable purpose in strengthening your claim. Note that we automatically check the box for “public posting” at checkout. If you would rather file a free claim without public posting, simply uncheck the box. Keep in mind that by using the “public posting” option, you will strengthen your claim and therefore increase the potential for resolution. Good luck!
A Pennsylvania woman, named Mary Bach, sued Wal- Mart for 2 cents and won in court. Mary was overcharged 2 cents for an item she purchased at Wal-Mart and claims that she was overcharged purposely and that Wal-Mart is making thousands by overcharging its customers minuscule amounts. This was not an isolated incident for her either, being that she has sued Wal-mart five times over similar disputes.
After reading many comments about this incident we were surprised to see a lot of people who felt a little frustrated. Now, you might be thinking frustrated by Wal-Mart right? Actually not, they were frustrated that someone was using the court systems time to settle a dispute for 2 cents.
One site covering the story, has a few comments that very clearly express the sentiment about wasting the courts time (scroll down to read the comments on this site.)
At PeopleClaim we see disputes all the time ranging from people wanting a simple apology or to our biggest settlement yet, where we helped a person recoupe $40,000 without wasting the courts, or their time. We provide a simple and easy system for getting any dispute or complaint resolved with anybody, anywhere in the world.
Small claims court is being hit hard as cities and states try to reduce deficits by cutting from their court systems. In New York, the state cut out $170 million from the court systems, causing some very long lines at small claims court.
A report from Bloomberg Businessweek, explains that New York was not the only city having their small claims courts compromised. Manchester, NH and Covelo, CA are among a growing list of cities either closing or dramatically decreasing their small claims courts.
PeopleClaim can be a great alternative to small claims courts and can even help you save money and time. Below is a chart comparing PeopleClaim to small claims court, arbitration, litigation and mediation. As well, peopleclaim.com allows you to resolve disputes and complaints that don’t involve money.