Thursday, October 01, 2009

Legal Mess Update

Here's what's been going on:

-I've been served with papers. Basically the collection agency is suing me on Desert Perinatal Associates' behalf. I have until next Friday or Saturday to respond.

-I found a good lawyer, who has a detailed plan of action. Unfortunately, I'm having problems scraping together the $1,500 retainer she requires, so nothing has been done yet.

-The parents finally replied to my initial email, but they told me to contact Darci at the surrogacy agency, who has ignored my calls and emails thus far.

-I sent an email to the News Director at Channel 13 Action News here in Vegas. I've heard nothing yet on that front.

-My aunt is sending me $500, and my DAUGHTER, the college student, informed me after the fact that she also sent me $500 from her financial aid money. Now tell me, isn't she an awesome kid? I have $50 bucks saved up from tips, and I guess I'll have to get a payday loan of some kind, because I HAVE to get my lawyer on board, ASAP.

That's the status update. If anything changes, I'll let you guys know!


Buck said...

Thanks for the update, Christina. I thought of you IMMEDIATELY when I saw something VERY similar to your plight on PBS' "Now" concerning surrogate moms victimized by a fly-by-night outfit. I hope you and your lawyer get this shit straightened out quickly.

Christina RN LMT said...

Thanks, Buck. I hope so, too. Before it goes any further. The strange thing is, the agency is completely above-board, I'm just amazed that A) they never paid that one bill and B) they're denying ever having received it, which is an out-and-out LIE.

And I have proof of that.

Sparrow said...

Check your tip jar (it's under my real name). It's because you're AWESOME! And I'll claim a free massage from you whenever I finally get to Vegas. Deal?

Christina RN LMT said...

Oh, Sparrow! Thanks!
You will DEFINITELY get a free massage when you're next in Vegas!

Sparrow said...

And good luck with your new lawyer!

Christina RN LMT said...

Thank you! :)