Disagreements occur all the time; it’s essentially human nature. As a result, a person could develop animosity against another individual, business or organization. If misconceptions are not properly cleared up between the two parties, it could escalate to filing a civil lawsuit to allow the laws of California have the final ruling of a situation. In California, general civil cases are divided into several types:
- “Unlimited” civil action: A lawsuit of more than $25,000.00.
- “Limited” civil action: A lawsuit of $25,000.00 or less.
- “Complex” civil action: A lawsuit that requires unprecedented Judicial Management.
The plaintiff has the option of filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court for $10,000 or less. As you can see, the main difference between the civil case types depends on how much money is owed.
But what if someone has filed a civil lawsuit against you and wants to sue? Please remember that all hope is not lost for the defendant. After you have been served, you have 30 days to file a typed response with the court. In addition, it’s highly recommended you speak with Attorney Green, owner of the Law Offices of Holden W. Green. He can review the plaintiff’s issue and prepare a defense. Remind yourself that hopelessness only occurs when you do nothing about it, and there’s always a defense in every situation. Mr. Green can help you fight back, validate hope and surmount the dispute.