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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:09 PM

Many here heard my story of the crooked dentist that ripped me off. Well I have news.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028088949

Here is the original thread. Originally they were going to give me around $3,050 but they wanted $1,300 back for the last cap. I took him to small claims court and sued for the maximum which is $5,000. I just went yesterday and in arbitration they, (the ones from his office that he sent) offered me $5,000. Plus court costs.

I WON!!!!!!!!!! They have three weeks to send me a check for $5,350. I mentioned as we were leaving that if I didn't see it by then I was going to contact the attorney general, (thanks to the one who suggested that to me)







I encourage everyone to face "the big ones" that try to intimidate you.

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Reply Many here heard my story of the crooked dentist that ripped me off. Well I have news. (Original post)
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 OP
NBachers Sep 2016 #1
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2016 #2
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #3
elmac Sep 2016 #5
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #7
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2016 #6
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #8
aggiesal Sep 2016 #9
George II Sep 2016 #14
freebrew Sep 2016 #31
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #15
Purrfessor Sep 2016 #10
malaise Sep 2016 #11
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #16
George II Sep 2016 #12
marybourg Sep 2016 #13
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2016 #18
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #34
PCIntern Sep 2016 #19
Aristus Sep 2016 #20
Hassin Bin Sober Sep 2016 #24
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #35
relayerbob Sep 2016 #21
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #36
tazkcmo Sep 2016 #22
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2016 #23
ErikJ Sep 2016 #25
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #37
kcr Sep 2016 #26
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2016 #27
onecent Sep 2016 #28
Nitram Sep 2016 #29
Dustlawyer Sep 2016 #30
niyad Sep 2016 #32
trueblue2007 Sep 2016 #33
Maraya1969 Sep 2016 #38
trueblue2007 Sep 2016 #39
Deuce Sep 2016 #40
liberalla Sep 2016 #41

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:16 PM

1. This is a big day for you. I'm proud of all the work and effort you've put into this.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:29 PM

4. Thanks. I could consider it pay for all the time I spent on it!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:26 PM

2. Fantastic news, my dear Maraya1969!

I'm so pleased to read your update!

You beat them! How very cool is that???

VERY.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:28 PM

3. Thank you Peggy!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:37 PM

5. Congrats! I'm happy for you!

 

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Response to elmac (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:05 PM

7. Thank you elmac!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:46 PM

6. Let them chew on that for a while.



Good on you!

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:05 PM

8. Thanks!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:28 PM

9. I sued Chase Bank ...

They screwed up my mortgage and then tried to foreclose.
I sued. Didn't pay any mortgage for over 4 years.
I was deposed close to 7 hours.
When that was done, they decided to settle.

I had all the numbers on my side and they knew it.
Can't give the details, but I was given 6 figures.

BTW, Congrats!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:59 PM

14. I sued two of the largest corporations (at the time) in the US...

....the first one unlawfully laid me off to make room for a much younger woman returning from maternity leave, age and gender discrimination. I was over 40 (protected class). After 18 months to the day I was brought back to work. One more day and I would have lost all seniority (and they would have been liable for MUCH more if I prevailed) About a year later we settled, just before the division was sold to the second big corporation.

Less than two months I was laid off again (by the same moron), we sued a day later for retaliation, and eventually settled again.

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 10:29 AM

31. Not a protected class here...

since a federal court ruled profit before people(* era).

Good for you though.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:06 PM

15. Yeah! I'm really happy to hear that!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:30 PM

10. Congratulations! nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:34 PM

11. Congrats

Justice is nice

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:07 PM

16. Thanks malaise!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:43 PM

12. Good job. Congratulations. 30+ years ago I moved into an apartment in Manhattan owned...

...by one of the biggest real estate companies in New York.

There were lots of things wrong (it was a renovated building) - doors missing and other things that I can't remember after all these years. Anyway, I kept asking them to fix the things, and they kept promising me (left me little notes "next week", "Monday", etc.) After six months I stopped paying rent. A couple of months later they gave me an eviction notice, which had to be resolved in court.

I took all their notes with me, and explained to the judge what had been going on. He told the landlord to fix everything, then turned to me and said "if it isn't all done in a week, let me know". They did the work in two days!!!

If you're in the right, you really can fight the big guys and win.

Glad it worked out for you.

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:50 PM

13. Fortuntely NY Cityhas been run by Dems for ever,

so evictions (and foreclosures) have to go to court. Not the case in many Publican-run cities/states.

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:08 PM

17. That is it! "If you are right you really can fight the big guys and win"

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:35 PM

18. I just informed the procrastinating drunken jerk-off painter that

I have now referred it to my lawyer. After months of promises broken and sob stories.

And I finally confronted a manager at work who screwed me over big time many years ago. Had the dept chair's blessing on that confrontation.

Wow! Must be the stars or something!

Ooo, I was so self-absorbed I forgot to say---CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:09 PM

34. Congratulations to you too!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:42 PM

19. As a dentist who participates in insurance and

Discount plans, I congratulate you and am happy this worked out in your favor. Every day I hear people tell me how they we're lied to by their dentists. It ruins those of us who are honest.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:47 PM

20. Congratulations!

I had to do that with Jiffy Lube a few years ago. Their incompetence cost me a head gasket, and the store manager and district manager refused to pay up. I called the owner of Jiffy Lube personally and lodged a complaint. I made no threats, and spoke calmly the whole time. He refused to pay up.

So I took him to small claims court. The day before the scheduled court appearance, he sent a guy around with a check for the cost of repairs, and a request that I tell the judge that the matter was settled. I did. And I've never gone to Jiffy Lube since.

These hammerheads will never give in to polite requests and rational behavior. You've got to get them in the wallet.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:43 PM

24. I just bought a floor Jack and a set of Jack stands for another project.

I told my partner, hey now we can change our own oil. He looked at me like I was crazy.

Like a day later we go over to a friends house and he tells us how jiffy lube fucked his car up majorly. They didn't tighten the oil filter. At first the dealer said $400 bucks so jiffy lube agrees to pay. Dealer does repair. On the way over to get the check, the engine starts knocking like crazy. Jiffy lube is buying him a new engine.

I hear these stories all the time. Doing it myself from now on.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:12 PM

35. Good for you! I am so glad to hear of the people fighting back on this thread.

It give me a lot of hope.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:31 PM

21. Hope he didn't put a non disclosure in it -nt

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:17 PM

36. First he sent 2 of his office workers and it was just mediation and they folded. I was prepared to

go to court and I told that to the mediator when I was alone with him. I don't think there was any way they could have put in a non disclosure agreement.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:34 PM

22. Good job

Congratulations on not being intimidated or settling. Right makes might.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:35 PM

23. congrats

 

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:56 PM

25. Thats why we need government health care dentistry.

 

The profit motive in dentistry has ALWAYS made me feel like I'm getting taken for a ride. So now I get 2 or 3 opinions. Last month I got one treatment estimate and it ws $2000 more than the first one. I carefully went over the treatments and they didnt match several places. So I went with the cheaper one and they had higher Yelp rating anyway. But I found out they pay for customers to comment on Yelp too.
I did go to a state healh plan dentist once though and they didnt do a very good job. But they were so over-scheduled with poor people it took 2 or 3 months to get an appointmnt,

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:20 PM

37. That is so smart of you. I think I will do that since I still have a hole where the implant and

crown were supposed to be. Plus I can't wear the bottom brace that they made me or I can't eat with it! After 2 bites the things come loose.,

I was also thinking of flying to another country to get it done but I'm not sure of where is the best place to go.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 02:24 AM

26. It's refreshing and encouraging to hear a story like that.

Good for you

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 04:08 AM

27. Ever get the feeling you're paying for their kids to go on Spring Break?

 

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 08:21 AM

28. Good for you Maraya 1969......

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 08:39 AM

29. Well done, Maraya!

Nice to see that the system sometimes works if you have the determination and the patience to use it.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 09:15 AM

30. Most people never do anything, even the ones who threaten to sue. Unscrupulous

individuals, businesses and their insurance companies play the odds. When they come accross someone like you they usually fold.

More people should stand up when they are being screwed over. A lot of this crap would stop if they know they will be called out almost every time. It's like cops shooting unarmed black men, if they started to go to jail it would stop! When there is little to no penalty it only encourages them!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 12:44 PM

32. congratulations. determination does pay off. these clowns count on us giving up in

frustration.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 12:47 PM

33. I'm suing my Crooked lawyer for malpractice. he lost my case on purpose & lied. he lost his licence

now he is running away to Singapore with his husband. we are going to mediation. i hope i win.
please send good vibes and prayers my way. HE IS A CROOK !!!!

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:29 PM

38. Oh yes I will send you good vibes! But I think you have the good vibes already

You are in the right.

You can imagine going with them into the courtroom and imagine walking out with the money. Make it real clear in your head. Manifest it, if you will!


Please post after it is over!




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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 03:58 PM

39. thank you Maraya

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 04:08 PM

40. Way to go...

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 06:54 PM

41. that is fantastic!!! i remember your thread,

i'm so glad it's all resolved in your favor- what a relief!
but what a pain to deal with!
congratulations

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