In a civil suit involving repossession of a car in a remote city in California, it seems obvious that I can sue for the airfare to that remote city. But, what about hotel and meal expenses (or other "travel expenses" in normal business operations)?
If I spend 5 days in the remote city, could I just claim a standardized per diem? Or, will I need exact receipts for every hotel night and every meal? Can I even claim meals?
To be clear, I needed to be in that remote California city to first repo the car, and to then fix it (so that it was drivable back to my original California city). That all took 5 days.