As I noted before, I was awarded a default judgment against Sprint for over $800 in small claims court. As of a month after the judgment, they still hadn’t paid or showed up in court, so at the payment hearing the court issued me a Capeas (i.e., a document allowing me to have the CEO of Sprint arrested and brought to court to explain his failure to appear at the prior hearings) and an Execution (i.e., a document allowing me to have a sheriff or constable seize property from Sprint and action it off to settle the judgment debt).
Fortunately, I didn’t end up having to figure out how to use either of these options, which would have been difficult since the CEO of Sprint and its corporate headquarters are in Virginia, because I received from Sprint yesterday via DHL a check for $823.62, the total amount of the judgment in my favor.
Now, since then, the judgment was increased to $834.72, because the court awarded me additional interest for the time between the judgment and the payment hearing. In fact, interest theoretically continues to accrue on a daily basis until the defendant pays. However, that’s all water under the bridge, since as noted previously, the day before the judgment was issued, Sprint sent me a check for $262.49, which means that they’ve now overpaid their debt to me by more than $200.
If you think I’m going to waste more of my time trying to get them to take back the overpayment, you’ve got another think coming. Have you ever tried to get a major corporation to take back money they shouldn’t have given you? Well, I have, and believe me, it’s a nightmare. I’ll gladly give back the extra money just as soon as they actually ask for it. I won’t make them ask me for it for nine months, like they made me do when I was trying to get back the money they owed me.