Try this - Lets say your collecting abandoned cars in the area and re selling them for cash.
In doing so you collect mine, and re sell it. I decide mine was not abandoned and you now owe me for it, plus compensation.
I explain that what you are doing is in fact theft, and is only working as nobody is making a claim or a fuss, as perhaps they had not wanted their cars anyway.
However should it become general knowledge that they could have a claim against you, they may well have wanted their car after all.
Threatening to make this general knowledge unless they deal with me on my terms is this blackmail?
What terms would make it blackmail?
my terms are you must reimburse me for my car and compensation for doing it
yes can you clarify how this is different from any other normal case of money recovery?
if you took my TV for example or my lawn mower i would have the right to claim the value back from you plus compensation by asking for this surely is not blackmail?
Surely his actions are only not theft if he truly believed he had a claim to it? and I think you'll find abandonment is defined by the local council officer if HE deems it so?
Yo are sayin if I come to your house and remove your car from the street in front and sell it - I can simply claim it was abandoned? and you can not request or claim anything from me as this would be blackmail??
Excellent - That of course was hypercritical what has actually happened is we run a small storage facility.
For quite some time we have benefited from being able to sell left over or uncollected equipment. We are supposed to contractually give it 3 years but no one ever comes back for it.So we sell it.
One guy now has and has threatened to take us to court, in doing so he has suggested that this exposure will or could alert others to check, and that if he exposes us the problem could be a lot worse.
So we should want to give him what he wants (a compensation payment) quickly to make this go away.
Got him right? Blackmail...
Thats what I love best about you solicitors..
"you cannot use that to extract money from him without committing a blackmail I'm afraid"
spin it round..its happening to me
"Well, that could amount to blackmail"
Thank you for your help.
and I admire your honesty.
Politicly correct - speeding ticket distributing, small man syndrome, wastes of space, will prob do nothing as you say,
But I do think I suddenly like you enormously :-)