I'm suing because of the principle of the matter.
( this incident happened 3/14/08)
I saw a counselor at college( defendant) which was for 90 minutes. 30 minutes to fill out a questionare form and 60 minutes with the counselor ( There is unlimited sessions).
I was given a contract with all the rules and how the services work when i was filling out the questionare form
For about 10 mins the counselor assesed me by reiterating what i wrote on the questionare form and she came across that i wrote N/A for an address and/or telephone number. I told the counselor im not giving that out. and she said fine i will come back to that part later.
After she continued to ask me more questions for about 20 mins, she came back to asking me in several different ways to get my contact information i kept telling her no, she said i qoute "i need it for a peace of mine just in case you stop coming without telling me, i can contact you to make sure your ok, and you just coming in here and leaving just isnt going to cut it." I explained to the counselor I have a big issue with the contact information and i just want to come in and go.
I said point blank your not going to help me because I won't give out my contact information and she said yes, so i then walked out the office.
The next day I talked to the receptionist at the counseling center and asked, "can a counselor refuse to help a client for any reason" she said NO, but let me direct you to another counsel to better answer your question the counselor said the same thing. Also in the contract there is no policy stating i have to give my contact information away.
The point I making is the counselor refused to help and that is what they are there for.
The first time i went to court this is what i was suing for listed below, but the judge didnt hear my case because of the motion to dismiss.
I tried to sue for emotional distress over this matter (it was already hard to see a counselor now i have to re- tell this story to another counselor), but the clerk at smalls claim court told me i cant because there is no dollar amount on distress.
I pay a loan to the college and there is a mandatory $115 health fee ( i wasn't suing for the whole amount)
I was also suing for reimbursment for seeking another counselor for a reasonable number of sessions. ( I have NOT seen another counselor yet, but if can sue for that, thats what i plan on using that money for, I did an internet search and found the cheapest counselor)
I was also suing for 2 hours of her salary
( I have proof for all three items)