My cousin is trying to charge us $500.00 for our days at the cabin for per diem, when we spent four nights owing $56.00.

Asked 9 months ago - Ames, IA

We recorded the correct information and he is aware we only spent 4 nights. Is this fraud? What should we do?

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  1. Thomas O. Moens

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    Answered . I might suggest mediation In a situation such as this, but to be honest, I am not sure this is even worth the effort. Did you have any kind of agreement? Is your cousin really going to pay a filing fee and spend half a day in court to try to sue you for this? Your main consideration might be your family relationship, but it seems clear this is not valued by your cousin.

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  2. Christopher Coppola

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    Answered . If you didn't have a contract with him then you owe him nothing from a legal perspective. If it was a oral agreement then it is his word versus your word. I would think that you and your cousin would want to try to resolve this for somewhere in the middle to avoid legal problems as well as relationship problems.

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