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Everybody's guide to small claims court, Ralph Warner, J.D

Label
Everybody's guide to small claims court
Title
Everybody's guide to small claims court
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Warner, J.D
Title variation
Small claims court
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Step-by-step instructions for bringing or defending a small claims court case without a lawyer"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Warner, Ralph
Dewey number
347.73/28
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8769
LC item number
.W37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Small claims courts
Label
Everybody's guide to small claims court, Ralph Warner, J.D
Link
http://www.nolo.com/companion/everybodys-guide-to-small-claims-court-nscc.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"March 2016"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223116601775
  • 31223116601783
  • 31223116601908
  • 31223116601866
  • 31223116601940
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your small claims court companion -- Basics of small claims court. Why use small claims court? ; Will small claims work for you? ; How to use this book -- Do you have a good case? Stating your claim ; But is my case any good? ; Breach of contract cases ; Property damage cases ; Personal injury (and mental distress) cases ; Defective product cases ; Breach of warranty cases ; Professional malpractice cases ; Nuisance cases -- Can you collect your money if you win? -- How much can you sue for? Cutting your claim to fit the limit ; Splitting your case ; Calculating the amount of your claim ; Equitable relief (or, money can't always solve the problem) -- When should you sue? Statute of limitations ; Calculating the statute of limitations ; What if the statute of limitations has run? -- Settling your dispute. Negotiation ; Mediation ; Formal demand letters ; Get your settlement in writing (a release) ; Last minute agreements -- Who can sue? Married couples ; Sole proprietorships ; Business partnerships ; Corporations ; Limited liability companies ; Nonprofits and unincorporated associations ; Motor vehicle claims ; Government agencies ; Special rules for prisoners and military personnel ; Suits by minors ; Class actions (group lawsuits) ; Participation by attorneys and bill collectors -- Suing different kinds of defendants. One person ; Two or more people ; Individually owned businesses ; Partnerships ; Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) ; Motor vehicle accident cases ; How to sue minors ; How to sue government agencies ; A deceased person's estate -- Where can you sue? Out-of-state defendants ; Defendants in your state ; If you are sued in the wrong court -- Filing fees, court papers, and court dates. How much does it cost? ; Filing your lawsuit ; The defendant's forms ; Jury trials ; Your court date -- Serving your papers. Who must be served ; Where can papers be served? ; Serving an individual ; Serving a business ; How to serve a government agency ; Time limits for serving a claim ; Proof of service-- letting the court know ; Serving a defendant's claim ; Serving subpoenas ; Costs of service -- The defendant's options. If you are not properly served ; If you are sued in the wrong court ; If the statute of limitations has expired ; Try to compromise ; Try to mediate ; If you have no defense ; Paying in installments ; If you, not the plaintiff, were wronged-- file a defendant's claim ; Transferring your case to formal court ; Fight back -- Getting ready for court. Using a private lawyer ; Consider mediation-- again ; Be prepared ; Getting to the courthouse ; The courtroom ; The judge or commissioner ; Your courtroom strategy ; Organize your testimony and evidence -- Witnesses. What makes a good witness ; How to subpoena witnesses ; How to subpoena police and other peace officers ; How to subpoena documents ; Witness testimony by letter ; Judges as witnesses ; Testimony by telephone -- Your day in court. If the defendant is a no-show ; If the plaintiff is a no-show ; Your day in court ; Recovering costs ; A sample contested case -- Motor vehicle repair cases. Do you have a case? ; Prepare for court ; Appearing in court -- Motor vehicle purchase cases. New vehicles ; Used vehicles from dealers ; Used vehicles from private parties -- Bad debts : initiating and defending cases. Who should appear in court? ; From the plaintiff's point of view ; From the debtor's point of view -- Vehicle accident cases. Who can sue whom? ; Was there a witness? ; Police accident reports ; Determining fault ; Diagrams ; Photos ; Estimates ; Your demand letter ; Appearing in court -- Landlord-tenant case. Security deposit cases ; Unpaid rent and former tenants ; Former tenants' defenses to unpaid rent ; Drug dealing and other crimes ; The obnoxious landlord ; The landlord's right of entry and the tenant's right of privacy ; Discrimination ; Evictions for nonpayment of rent -- Miscellaneous cases. Clothing (alteration and cleaning) ; Dog-related cases ; Damage to real estate (land and buildings) ; Police brutality ; Defamation ; Internet transactions -- Disputes between small businesses. Remember : you didn't always hate the other guy ; Organizing your case ; A case study-- proving a contract exists ; A case study-- personal services contract -- Judgment and appeal. The judgment ; Paying the judgment ; Satisfaction of judgment ; The appeal -- Collecting your money. The timing of collecting your money ; How to collect ; Installment payments ; Judgments against government agencies ; Finding the debtor's assets ; Levying on wages, bank accounts, and other property ; Judgments from auto accidents ; Property liens ; Collection costs ; Renew your judgment -- Legal research. Local laws ; State laws ; Case law -- Appendixes. A, Small claims court rules for the 50 states (and the District of Columbia) ; B, Legal jargon for small claims court
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
16th edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781413322170
Issn
2328-9848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
093371372173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 936539000
  • (OCoLC)936539000
Label
Everybody's guide to small claims court, Ralph Warner, J.D
Link
http://www.nolo.com/companion/everybodys-guide-to-small-claims-court-nscc.html
Publication
Note
"March 2016"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223116601775
  • 31223116601783
  • 31223116601908
  • 31223116601866
  • 31223116601940
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your small claims court companion -- Basics of small claims court. Why use small claims court? ; Will small claims work for you? ; How to use this book -- Do you have a good case? Stating your claim ; But is my case any good? ; Breach of contract cases ; Property damage cases ; Personal injury (and mental distress) cases ; Defective product cases ; Breach of warranty cases ; Professional malpractice cases ; Nuisance cases -- Can you collect your money if you win? -- How much can you sue for? Cutting your claim to fit the limit ; Splitting your case ; Calculating the amount of your claim ; Equitable relief (or, money can't always solve the problem) -- When should you sue? Statute of limitations ; Calculating the statute of limitations ; What if the statute of limitations has run? -- Settling your dispute. Negotiation ; Mediation ; Formal demand letters ; Get your settlement in writing (a release) ; Last minute agreements -- Who can sue? Married couples ; Sole proprietorships ; Business partnerships ; Corporations ; Limited liability companies ; Nonprofits and unincorporated associations ; Motor vehicle claims ; Government agencies ; Special rules for prisoners and military personnel ; Suits by minors ; Class actions (group lawsuits) ; Participation by attorneys and bill collectors -- Suing different kinds of defendants. One person ; Two or more people ; Individually owned businesses ; Partnerships ; Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) ; Motor vehicle accident cases ; How to sue minors ; How to sue government agencies ; A deceased person's estate -- Where can you sue? Out-of-state defendants ; Defendants in your state ; If you are sued in the wrong court -- Filing fees, court papers, and court dates. How much does it cost? ; Filing your lawsuit ; The defendant's forms ; Jury trials ; Your court date -- Serving your papers. Who must be served ; Where can papers be served? ; Serving an individual ; Serving a business ; How to serve a government agency ; Time limits for serving a claim ; Proof of service-- letting the court know ; Serving a defendant's claim ; Serving subpoenas ; Costs of service -- The defendant's options. If you are not properly served ; If you are sued in the wrong court ; If the statute of limitations has expired ; Try to compromise ; Try to mediate ; If you have no defense ; Paying in installments ; If you, not the plaintiff, were wronged-- file a defendant's claim ; Transferring your case to formal court ; Fight back -- Getting ready for court. Using a private lawyer ; Consider mediation-- again ; Be prepared ; Getting to the courthouse ; The courtroom ; The judge or commissioner ; Your courtroom strategy ; Organize your testimony and evidence -- Witnesses. What makes a good witness ; How to subpoena witnesses ; How to subpoena police and other peace officers ; How to subpoena documents ; Witness testimony by letter ; Judges as witnesses ; Testimony by telephone -- Your day in court. If the defendant is a no-show ; If the plaintiff is a no-show ; Your day in court ; Recovering costs ; A sample contested case -- Motor vehicle repair cases. Do you have a case? ; Prepare for court ; Appearing in court -- Motor vehicle purchase cases. New vehicles ; Used vehicles from dealers ; Used vehicles from private parties -- Bad debts : initiating and defending cases. Who should appear in court? ; From the plaintiff's point of view ; From the debtor's point of view -- Vehicle accident cases. Who can sue whom? ; Was there a witness? ; Police accident reports ; Determining fault ; Diagrams ; Photos ; Estimates ; Your demand letter ; Appearing in court -- Landlord-tenant case. Security deposit cases ; Unpaid rent and former tenants ; Former tenants' defenses to unpaid rent ; Drug dealing and other crimes ; The obnoxious landlord ; The landlord's right of entry and the tenant's right of privacy ; Discrimination ; Evictions for nonpayment of rent -- Miscellaneous cases. Clothing (alteration and cleaning) ; Dog-related cases ; Damage to real estate (land and buildings) ; Police brutality ; Defamation ; Internet transactions -- Disputes between small businesses. Remember : you didn't always hate the other guy ; Organizing your case ; A case study-- proving a contract exists ; A case study-- personal services contract -- Judgment and appeal. The judgment ; Paying the judgment ; Satisfaction of judgment ; The appeal -- Collecting your money. The timing of collecting your money ; How to collect ; Installment payments ; Judgments against government agencies ; Finding the debtor's assets ; Levying on wages, bank accounts, and other property ; Judgments from auto accidents ; Property liens ; Collection costs ; Renew your judgment -- Legal research. Local laws ; State laws ; Case law -- Appendixes. A, Small claims court rules for the 50 states (and the District of Columbia) ; B, Legal jargon for small claims court
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
16th edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781413322170
Issn
2328-9848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
093371372173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 936539000
  • (OCoLC)936539000

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