Recently I was on vacation in FL with my friend. He got caught shoplifting at Universal Studios. Their security stopped us, pulled us back into a room, he was honest about everything, gave everything back and they chose not to press charges. They just took down our information and said we'd be getting letters in the mall from their lawyers demanding us to pay a "civil claim settlement". I have a few questions. He was the one that got caught, yet I also received a letter demanding I pay $200, should I pay this if I wasn't the guilty one? And two, since there was no actual legal case, then never went to court, do I have to pay this?
I also live in PA. What would happen if I didn't pay?
Oh, the law firm that sent us the letter demanding we pay them or Universal will continue with the case is Palmer, Reifler & Associates.
I encourage you to ignore the demand letter. Do not call, write, or worst of all, send them money. The letters will likely come periodically in the future (two or three more attempts) and then stop. If, on the other hand, you receive any communication from the court in Florida, by all means contact counsel without delay.
You should speak to a Florida lawyer
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Mr. Jones is correct. Do not pay, they will not be suing you.
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