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Old 09-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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small claims court

anybody know of any good small claims lawyers?

and also does anybody know what the general procedure is to file a small claims?

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Old 09-22-2007, 06:43 AM   #2
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Small Claims Court is designed to do it yourself without a lawyer.

Here is a link

http://www.jp.hctx.net/civil/default.htm
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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yep... I think its $60 to file but if you ask for damages plus court costs then when you win you get that added to the damages you win (so your opponent has to pay for it).
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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oh okay. $60 isn't that bad. would hiring a lawyer make the process going by smoother and quicker? or is it the same as doing it yourself?
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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just do it yourself, there isn't anything "legal" about it... its not like filing a suit in district court or anything where you have to plead your case and have legal standing for your side. You have to have been wronged, and the other person defends themselves, and the judges uses the evidence (or lack thereof) to decide what happened and award damages appropriately.
There is a maximum amount you can ask for in small claims court I can't remember off the top of my head, I think maybe $2500?

But a lawyer probably won't help out the process very well... most lawyers wouldn't touch anything that needed to go to small claims court anyway. whats in it for them? 40% of anything under $1000 or even $2000 just isn't worth the time. Its designed to be user friendly to the average person. dress nice, bring proof, and obey the judge. always be polite and respectful.
anticipate your opponent's argument and bring evidence with you to show that they are in the wrong.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #6
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okay cool. thanks a lot for the information. sounds like you have been there yourself...hahah!
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:01 PM   #7
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just do it yourself, there isn't anything "legal" about it... its not like filing a suit in district court or anything where you have to plead your case and have legal standing for your side. You have to have been wronged, and the other person defends themselves, and the judges uses the evidence (or lack thereof) to decide what happened and award damages appropriately.
There is a maximum amount you can ask for in small claims court I can't remember off the top of my head, I think maybe $2500?

But a lawyer probably won't help out the process very well... most lawyers wouldn't touch anything that needed to go to small claims court anyway. whats in it for them? 40% of anything under $1000 or even $2000 just isn't worth the time. Its designed to be user friendly to the average person. dress nice, bring proof, and obey the judge. always be polite and respectful.
anticipate your opponent's argument and bring evidence with you to show that they are in the wrong.

i think is 5 grand now
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okay cool. thanks a lot for the information. sounds like you have been there yourself...hahah!
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$5000 it is.
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