What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New York
In October of 2010 I was taken to small claims court, the judge awarded $50 to the plantiff for miscommunication. I sent payment through registered mail but the plantiff never picked up the letter. I still have the check in the sealed envelope after the post office returned it to me. In October of 2011 the plantiff took me back to court for the same thing. The judge said he had reviewed the first case and asked the plantiff if the second claim was for the same thing and the plantiff told him "Yes it is". Knowing it was for the same reason the judge went on with the case anyway and awarded the plantiff $500 the second time. I asked the judge how could I be sued twice and got no reasonable answer. How can I be sued twice for the same thing? I'm not sure what to do about this, is there a court review board I can contact in NY? It really doesn't seem fair that I can be sued twice, what is going to stop the plantiff from trying this over and over especially when the judge let him.