I have a client that purchased a media package that clearly stated no refunds. She did not show up and then tried to refund on her credit card and they sided with me. She is now making up a story that I discriminated against her, because she is African American. She has called and threatened me and posted negative info. on social media. I just want to have the situation go away and am not sure if it is best to try and file a counter claim, or just go defend myself.
You do not state for what you would bring a counterclaim. If she sues you in state court, it sounds likely that you will win especially if you have proof of the notice.
Are there any damages you suffered because of her wrongful actions? If not, there is no real reason to counterclaim. Just posting negative info on social media is not enough to give rise to a claim. If she is posting clearly untrue material that is not just her opinion, there may be a valid claim. You have to decide if it is worth your time and effort to prove your case.
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