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Filing a Lawsuit

When Should You Sue?

Before you run to the courthouse to file a lawsuit, think about your chances of ultimate success. Answer these three fundamental questions to determin...

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Chart: Statutes of Limitations in All 50 States

The chart below contains common statutes of limitations for all 50 states, expressed in years.

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Personal Jurisdiction: In Which Court Can I Sue the Defendant?

Federal and state laws grant and limit courts' jurisdiction -- that is, the power to hear and decide a particular case.

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Demand Letters: The Basics

Before going to court, it's wise to send the other party a short, clear letter demanding payment. It may seem unlikely that a simple letter will help ...

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