When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 5

If you’ve won in small claims court, congratulations. You feel justified, even rejuvenated. You’ve been through a lot, and  you’ve come out victorious. Or have you? Most publishers will pay you within a month of the court date. On rare occasions, however, they won’t. In that case, you’ll have to hire a City Marshall to…

When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 4

As an example for videogame journalists, I’m detailing a small claims  suit I filed against a travel magazine that was led by, in this case, a less-than-honest editor in chief. So what happened when I took the train downtown to court on a chilly spring evening? In front of a genial mediator, I pled my…