Court Observation

 On thursday november 7th it was my first time at a court and seeing a live hearing. The case that caught my attention was bos vs edgar. The plaintiff bos was suing this third party agency that books international flights for 449.00 USD. The reason was because the plaintiff wanted a flight from january 8th to august the 31st. Which the defendant failed to do instead a flight of january 8th to june 26th was made. When the defendant addressed the agency he was promised a change to august 31st free of charge. After arriving to its destination months later the plaintiff made calls to the defendant about the flight change where the defendant did not answer many calls were made and never picked up. After months of the plaintiff’s wife going after the defendant after making excuses that he was busy he came to the conclusion that there must be a fee to be paid in order to change the flight because it was too late. The plaintiff brought papers of evidence citing the phone calls and the new flight of 449.00 USD which his wife had to pay off with her credit card. A new flight was bought because the plaintiff wouldn’t pay what the defendant the difference he was asking for after being promised a flight change free of charge. The judge said he had enough from both sides and came to the conclusion of the defendant owing 449.00 USD to the plaintiff because the defendant was the one who made a promise and also was the one who made the mistake of booking the wrong date giving the defendant 15 days to pay back 449.00 USD.This proceeding relates to what we learned in class because a plaintiff was involved which is the person who is suing. Also the defendant took place here and this is the person who is being sued. I saw that the court of claims had jurisdiction over this case since it was under 5,000 USD. This observation made me realize that court scenes on TV are so dramatic. Also it gave me more interest in studying law I enjoyed listening to these cases I personally thought it was a fun experience.  The cases today were regular things you can get fixed verbally without going to court if we all played nice with each other. Also Isaw how judges can have common sense but not pity over the people who come to these proceedings.


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