I and my friend had money transctions between us for many years. I am currently in USA and she in India. All transactions happened through Bank and couple transactions in person. I settled every pie and there were no issues until we were friends. Now she sent me an legal notice from India to settle 2lakh in 7 days that i owe her in the past. Otherwise, her lawyer can pull me out of USA for legal actions?? Please let me know what should i do?
What kinfd of proofs does she have for that amount?Have you taken acknowledgements for the other settlements you made.She is just trying to inject fear complex in you.To be frank,just ignore the legal notice.
I have returned some amount in person (does not have proff) and returned some through online. Now she took all the online account transfers and did not consider the amount that gave it in person. Both of have online account transaction details. Her lawyer send me an email with the scanned copy. Should I send a reply to that email denying the facts those are not true ? Is that legally considered as a reply? I am in lots of medical pressure to my family and do not want to get in to any trouble. Please advise.
proffs are emails and online tranaction details from bank account statements.. Her husband is behind the scene for all these trouble. I had spent lots of money without expecting anything when she was kind of my our family member and she also spent money for me. Now she is trying to get all the money she spent. Very frustrating...I am affraid if her lawyer make any legal issues to my employement in abroad. If i just ignore the legal notice, will it cause any issue? Appreicate and thank you for all your kind responses..
It is of utmost importance that you reply to the legal notice as soon as possible. Legally they'll have to prove the transaction and the amount due. If you have paid the amount off record - still it works as a adequate payment. The question is of proof. Consult a lawyer with the legal notice and point wise rebuttal to the same. As regards pulling you out of USA - it is just an arm-twisting tactic intended to pressurize you and is highly unlikely. Civil process in India takes a hell lot of time, there would be jurisdictional issues that might defeat their claim.
Feel free to talk ! Anything conclusive can be said after considering totality of facts.
Is there a format i should follow to respond back. Since i am here in USA, i have to reply through plain email format. They sent the legal notice (just a advocate letter head without any reference number) to my official email and personal email IDs. My official email ID's have not received the email due to size restrictions. I checked with my residential address and they did not send any physical letter yet. I am not sure how a lawyer could sent a letter without verifying what is correct. THere were lots of email sent by my ex friend with different amount due. However, he took the one which has large amount as a due. Should i not worry about respecting indian law since i am out of the country?