New haircut is an improvement, Isaac!
So I'm sitting there in small claims court, and they're calling the names of the people on the docket, and much to my surprise, I'm not the only person there to sue Isaac that day.
When I served Isaac I wrote "...does this stuff happen to Isaac every day?", and I didnt' realize that it apparently does.
We sat down with a mediator, and basically I asked him to return my equipment and tools and I'd call it a day. I don't hate the guy; I just want my stuff back. He agreed. The Labor and Industries complaint was the next topic, and after thinking about it, I said, ok, Isaac, I don't want to chase you around or deal with you any more. I'll give you $100.00 if you drop that, and any other complaints you have.
I did that not because I wanted to give him $100.00, but because it costs me time and money to deal with labor and industries, and with my equipment and tools returned, I really didn't want to have to chase this guy around any more.
He took the $100.00, and that resolved our basic issues.
He asked me to remove the blog entries. "It's just your opinion!" and I said "Isaac, when you do this sort of stuff there are consequences. "
6 months later Isaac appears to be unemployed.
Oh yea: The other person there to sue Isaac was a woman who was owed about $2,000.00. This is the second time she's been in court with him. Apparently they signed a lease together, and while he was working for me he wasn't paying his rent. Or utilities. Or anything. She sued, got a judgement, and a payment plan. Isaac apparently didn't make his payments, and she was back in court to get a judgement for the remaining amount.
The judge listened to her testimony, looked at the original judgement, asked Isaac for his side, and then gave the woman everything she was asking for; judgement against Isaac.
Take home lesson for me: New employees get a background check and a credit check, no exceptions. If they're not paying their bills or they have a record, I'm going to pass.
Good luck, Isaac. Good riddance.