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Old 11-03-06, 11:19 AM
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Help me, English talker people!

I need a polite way to say the following:

Pete performed the job as he promised and provided Dave with an invoice. The contract provided Dave a method for disputing the invoice if he thought it was unreasonable. The contract does not, however, allow Dave to contest the invoice by simply ignoring it and stiffing Pete.

The problem word here is "stiffing." It seems a little too slangish for inclusion in something I need to file in court, but I'll be damned if I can think of a socially acceptable synonym.

(Colleagues have suggested "screwing Pete," "giving Pete the shaft," and "fucking Pete over," but all of those have the same problem as "stiffing.")

Anyone have any ideas?
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"withholding payment"
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failing to pay
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How about "not paying Pete"
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By the way, what's with your title line? You sound like Dondi ...
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Originally Posted by JasonF
The contract does not, however, allow Dave to contest the invoice by simply ignoring it and stiffing Pete.
"fisting"?
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Pete do job. Dave pay Pete. Money good.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Pete performed the job as he promised and provided Dave with an invoice. The contract provided Dave a method for disputing the invoice if he thought it was unreasonable. The contract does not, however, allow Dave to contest the invoice by simply ignoring it and stiffing Pete.

Pete performed the job as promised and provided Dave with an invoice. The contract provided a method for disputing the invoice if it was deemed unreasonable by the other party. Nonpayment is not an acceptable method of contesting the invoice per the contract.
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Oh, I love these! I think I've figured it out.

Spoiler:
Pete was the liar, and Dave was the murderer
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I think we're looking for something with a little more pizzaz than "not paying," but not as much pizzaz as "stiffing" -- but maybe there's not a word that fits the bill.
Old 11-03-06, 11:35 AM
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Pizzas? So Pete didn't deliver Dave's order on time? In that case, Dave should definitely not tip.
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dereliction
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If Dave has a problem with Pete's invoice, he should resolve the issue according to the contract. Otherwise, Dave should pay up.
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The contract does not, however, allow Dave to contest the invoice by simply ignoring it and forcing Pete to assume all costs involved, causing him to go bankrupt and sell his children on the black market to pay the rent.
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"The contract does not, however, allow Dave to contest the invoice by simply playing rock, paper, scissors."
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Replace "stiffing" with "refusing to compensate".
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But Pete sucks. All hail Dave.
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As had been outlined in the contract, Pete performed the job and provided Dave with an invoice. The contract contained terms outlining a process for Dave to dispute the invoice if he found it to be unreasonable. Dave broke the contract by ignoring these terms entirely and refusing to provide payment for the services Pete had provided.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
But Pete sucks. All hail Dave.
AHA! This was YOU, wasn't it, Dave? Pay the dang guy, already!
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Uhhh........, pee pee in his butt.

Sorry, I panicked.
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For those of you keeping track at home, I decided to go with "not paying."
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Instead of stiffing, I prefer to use the term "making love".
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Originally Posted by JasonF
For those of you keeping track at home, I decided to go with "not paying."
*Jules checks off "not paying" in his "What term will JasonF use to replace stiffing" checklist. Jules rubs his hands menacingly due to the fact that his biography on JasonF is almost complete.*
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
ass raping with a dirty rat?
at this and the thread title. I was already laughing when I clicked on the thread. I really, really wanted to attempt something, but seeing the dead rat thing in a legal document would make my day.

Vandelay_Inds. The day is yours.
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Putting his penis into Pete?

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