Fry's now seems inclined to try to settle before I tell a whole courtroom full of people about their questionable practice of selling an $800 computer to satisfy a $0 mechanic's lien.
The other case, they haven't made any attempt to contact me to try to settle. When we left off, I was told that I needed to apologize to them and thank them for the actions that resulted in my being evicted from my own home.
Well, fortunately, I am a compulsive saver, and I still have the e-mails written immediately after that document how her story kept changing.
It'll be interesting to see how the judge reconciles the fact that they lived with me for months and tried to guilt me into letting them stay much longer, with the later story that I shriek hysterically at her to the point she's afraid to be in the same room with me. If I'm that awful to be around, then why would they have spent their last few weeks living here trying to persuade me that I'm going to die if I don't let them stay here rent-free forever to take care of me?
I'm off tomorrow to get the police report that will prove exactly what she told the police to convince them that the only reason I wouldn't answer the phone would be a medical emergency. Then I can dispute each one of her lies to the police and prove that the judge cannot believe anything she says. I have the e-mail proving that she was told I had a babysitting job, which gives a reasonable explanation for why I wouldn't be home for 2 hours; so she can't argue that I am home 100% of the time -- she sent a response to that e-mail proving that she read it. And anyone with half a brain knows that if you've finally gotten a fussy baby to sleep, you're going to turn off the cell phone so baby doesn't wake up when it rings.
Basically, the only way she can possibly convince the judge that she acted as a "reasonable person" is to persuade him that she got her college degree out of a Cracker Jack box and actually has an IQ in the moron range.