In this day and age $80 is lot of money, but it is not worth going to court over, in fact, the fees that you will rack up from filing alone may exceed what you are looking to get out of this girl. It is not worth it. I understand your frustration about this girl not paying up but sometimes you get screwed over. If YOUR name is not on the bill then you are not responsible for it but if it WAS on the bill/account at the time chages were racked up then YOU are responsible. You either pay it or it will go to collectiotions and screw up your credit. There is no nice answer for this and I wish there was. I too had the same issue when I moved out of my ex's place and forgot to shut off the cable that was in MY name. He racked up one heck of a bill and no matter what I told the cable company, the bill was MY responsibility. I refused to pay it and screwed up my credit - big mistake. Pay the thing and move on IF it is your responsibility- you don't need the stress and the drama all because of $80. No, you will never get the money back from this girl, which sucks, but at least you tried.