Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
I don't know if I'm posting this question in the right place, anyway here it goes:
I've provided a translation service to a court on October 2006. I have sent the translation along with my fees too much before the deadline. I've fulfilled all the requirements, because it is not the first time I work for courts.
The thing is that I only received the payment for this service last year on November. I made various phone calls to the court since 2006 until last year, and I was told only in this last call, that they lost the fees form issued by the court.
I have asked help to some colleagues, but unfortunately I had no answers. What I would like to know is if I can ask for a compensation for all expenses that I had in phone calls/letters, because... when a citizen has something to pay and he/she fails in his/her payment they are punished, right? They pay what they owe to the State plus an amount setted as fine or something. Usually this works like this!
Is Justice fair?! I hate this world!
Thanks for all your answers.