Incorrect water/sewer bill shows negative amount owed on the bill recieved in the mail.Shows overdue amount and due amount online at their website.

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Incorrect water/sewer bill shows negative amount owed on the bill recieved in the mail.Shows overdue amount and due amount online at their website.

Can I get out of paying what what I probably owe becuase of the incorrect hardcopy mail bill?I plan to pay up but I just thought I would find out if there was some law letting me slip out of it.

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Business Law, South Carolina

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Unforntunately you cannot get out of it as a result of a typo.  If you paid the bill as is with the mistake and marked the check paid in full maybe you could sneak  a fast one by the creditor.  However, the creditor will figure out the mistake and sue to for the balance on the grounds that it was a simple typo and that under a theory of unjust enrichment, they would prevail.  It is not worth it.


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