Small claims court is designed to allow a party to take another party to court without involving an attorney. Many of the court rules are relaxed or designed to enabling the Plaintiff to argue their case and the defendant to defend their case before an assistant clerk or clerk magistrate. Small claims damages are limited… Read More
In the United States, we follow the American rule of law. This means that every party pays their own legal fees. If you get summoned to court and you hire an attorney, you will have to pay the legal fees.
You got a “Summon” and a copy of a lawsuit it the mail from a company you never heard of claiming you owe them money. Hmmm, you ponder as you scratch your head, then you remember a credit card debt from years ago that you thought disappeared. It wasn’t this much, what happened!!