You’ve been injured. Someone tarnished your good name, wrongfully wrecked your car, painted your house the wrong color, or gave you a haircut that makes you look like their dog and not yours. You need to sue. This list of 11 things to consider before doing that will help you get all your ducks in a row. Take off the kid gloves. You’re in litigation now.
The degree to which high court fees stop people from pursuing legitimate claims and defenses in court is not known. What is known is that filing and other fees are relatively high. While most people can handle simple one-time fees for documents or copying costs, filing and related fees might influence people’s decisions about going to court. That makes them an access to justice problem.
You’re expected to be engaged in frivolous litigation when you show up in court without a lawyer, especially when you’re the defendant. If you’ve ever read the small print on the back of a traffic or parking ticket, you’ve had to weigh the cost of the ticket against the cost of fighting it. I’ve seen threats of […]