Small Claims Court – What is it and do you need a lawyer?

Many times I get a call that goes something like this: I lent $2,000 to a friend, and he is refusing to pay me back. I want to hire you to sue him. Or: A plumber was at my house to fix something and ended up making it worse, and now the new plumber said that it will cost an additional $800 to fix … [Read more...]

Can he sue me? / Can I sue him?

I am often asked the question, “Can he sue me for that?” or “Can I sue him?” and my answer is always the same: Yes. Anyone can sue anyone else for any reason. As long as the plaintiff (the one doing the suing) is willing to sign a Petition (the paper that initiates a lawsuit) and pay the filing fee, … [Read more...]