For two years I was in what I believed to be a committed relationship. Over those two years the other person borrowed a few thousand dollars from me. I also paid their bills and bought them countless items. I recently discovered that they were also in a relationship with someone else this entrire time and just using me. I have bank records showing the transactions and copies of cancelled checks for the majority of money loaned to them. I also have receipts for the bills I paid and for several of the items I had bought for them. I would never have loaned them the money or bought them items, such as a laptop, had I was not made to believe we were in a committed relationship. Can I sue them to get my money back, including the value of the items I bought them. Also, if winning a lawsuit for something such as this, can it be requested to have the money garnished from their wages to guarantee payment?
I am not sure this is a consumer protection question but in any event, a Court would probably look at the money you have given this person as a gift. The exception would obviously be if you have something in writing from them where they are promising to pay this money back– then this money is in the nature of the loan can be recovered.
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