Higbee & Associates / Sued for copyright case when I was willing to settle... Mean & wasteful!
Higbee & Associates sent me a letter demanding $950 because I used a photo of one of there clients and I did not know I had to pay for the photo. I thought the demand was unreasonable because I found the photo online and it did not have the copyright symbol on it.
Rather than deal with this distraction, I accepted Higbee & Associates offer to settle the matter without a lawsuit for $950. But then Higbee still sued me just because I was a little late in sending payment and did not return their emails when I was on vacation for 2 weeks. Despite their talk about not wanting to sue me, they did it very fast and now are not honoring the agreement to settle for $950. They now want $5, 500 to cover the cost of filing the copyright law suit. This is outrageous and should be illegal. You should not get sued after you agree to settle, even if the payments are a little late. I have the letter that I wrote showing that I intended to settle and pay.