Is it worth pursuing a claim for outstanding accounts receivables if there are no delivery tickets or proof of delivery?

When Cellai Law Offices, P.C. is asked whether it is worth pursuing a claim for outstanding accounts receivables, or monies owed, when there are no delivery tickets or proofs of delivery, we typically counsel clients that it would depend upon how strong the circumstantial evidence is to show that the company actually received the materials. In a case where a Massachusetts-based construction contractor claimed that it did not purchase certain materials from a material supplier even though the name of the people placing the orders were employees of the construction contractor, Cellai Law Offices, P.C. thought creatively and outside the box by making demand that the contractor produce business records of the projects that the construction contractor was working on at the time the material was shipped and received so that the use of the materials on the contractor’s project(s) could be proven circumstantially.

When the contractor claimed that they disposed of their business records at and around the time that the construction materials were delivered, Cellai Law Offices, P.C. sought a court order of default against the contractor for destroying business records that the contractor knew or reasonably should have known would be important to the lawsuit.

If you need a commercial debt collection attorney who will think outside the box, and work all angles to prove that you are owed money/payment, Cellai Law Offices in Braintree MA and Boston MA has the commercial debt collection attorneys you need to get paid what you are owed.

 

Carlo Cellai, Esq.
617-367-2199
carlo@cellailaw.com