My question involves criminal law for the state of: PA
I own a laboratory in PA who received a testing project for a site in OH. The samples were shipped to my lab in PA which is where we performed the work. The client's offices are also in PA.
We did $5,000 worth of work for them and they made 2 $500 payments over the past 2 years. They do not respond to calls, letters, etc.
I know that they negotiated a payment to another debtor of theirs at 50% of what they owed so I believe this guy has a history of non-payment.
I can file a claim locally in Pittsburgh where I am located. He is in Erie, PA.
But I am told the big expense is getting the judgement executed. If I hire an attorney I am not sure what the cost would be.
Can I go after this firm for "Theft of Services"? This might wake this guy up since he has a history of non-payment.
I used a debt collector a few years ago and it was a waste of my money.
What are my options?