I got the decision in small claims court in the mail and I got screwed. The judge – who really wasn’t a judge but a fill in lawyer – complained that the case was too complex for small claims court and recommended I hire a lawyer.
The decision: Defendant (PayPal) acted within the scope of contrace and no legislation was presented to override.
This was a dispute arising from PayPal not liking what I posted on my web site and deciding to cut me off and seize my money for 180 days. I did get my money back after recording a conversation I had with them and posting it on the internet.
Details are at this link.
The battle isn’t over yet however. The problem is that PayPal is acting like a financial institution without the responsibilities of a bank. They are playing a game of legal fiction playinf fast and loose with people’s money. I want to see what I can do to bring PayPal under the same rules as other financial institutions so they can’t just decide to arbetrarilly decide to grab someon’e money just for any reason they want.