Suing Someone or Being Sued
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This category is about the process and options for a person who either wants to sue another for a harm or injury they have experienced, or who has been sued by another person for an injury. It covers the process of how to initiate a lawsuit, how to respond to it, what rights and obligations both have, and how to deal with the final judgment.
This category covers how a person might sue or be sued for a small amount of money. These are called small claim actions, in which the lawsuit covers a small amount of money (usually around $5000 or $10,000 or less), and goes to a special court. It might be for money that one person thinks the other owes them, from a contract, security deposit, accident damages, deceptive business practice, bad check, or land trespass.