Just before Poodleman filed a motion to seize Verizon’s property, he received a check from the company.
The refund is the long-awaited conclusion to the saga that began when Verizon double-billed Poodleman, ruined his credit, lied about not receiving his letters, and refused to fix their mistake. So he sued Verizon in small claims court, and won.
When Verizon didn’t show for the follow up payment review, the court issued a capias, or bench warrant, authorizing Verizon’s arrest.
Perhaps it was better for everyone involved that Verizon paid Poodleman, as it might have been a bit difficult for the sheriff to arrest an entire company.
Full scan of warrant for Verizon’s arrest, inside…
“Verizon failed to pay me by the court-appointed deadline. As I had a payment review scheduled, I attended this and was surprised that Verizon did not feel it necessary to attend, especially considering that the court paperwork clearly indicated that they would be subject to arrest for failure to appear. Apparently, being considered to be in contempt of court was not initially of concern to them. Afterwards, just prior to (lucky them) submitting a motion to seize property of the judgment debtor (Verizon Wireless), that’s when I got the check. To hell with them! It’s lovely that the court issued a “Writ of Capius” authorizing the arrest of Verizon. I am glad that I was eventually paid, as I would otherwise have had an issue having a sheriff arrest a corporation. I’m not sure how that would have gone. Perhaps I would have had to have filed a motion to amend the judgment to include an individual’s name (perhaps their CEO or some other hotshot?).”
— BEN POPKEN
Previously: Man Sues Verizons And Wins