My question involves business law in the state of: PA
A customer claims she paid her bill with a check. The business does not have that check on record. The person presents a cleared check copy. The business still claims they do not have the payment.
3 months later when the next quarter's bill is due, the customer pays that quarter's bill, the past quarter's bill that is in dispute and the late fees to make the account current and stop late fees from increasing.
The company accepts the ONE check for the amount owded for both quarters and the late fees which brings the account up-to-date. There is no outstanding balance.
Can the comapny sue for theft of services since the quarter in dispute was not paid on time or are they prevented from suing the customer because they accepted the current andf past due amounts including the late fee?