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Description - How to Win Your Case in Small Claims Court without a Lawyer by Charlie Mann

Small claims court is a place where many people look to equalise the playing field against individuals, businesses, or partnerships that have wronged them in the past. According to information gathered by, your limitations range anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000 in small claims courts and hundreds of thousands of Americans end up there each year with a case. Many people cannot afford the cost of a lawyer to ensure their case is solid and well presented before the court and are left out in the cold as a result. Small claims courts are not nearly as simple as those television judges make it seem, fixing problems in 30 minutes on daytime television. If you are not fully prepared with the right paperwork, proof, and witnesses, you may end up worse off than before. With this comprehensive guide to winning your small claims case without a lawyer, you will get just that a complete run through of everything you need to know before you submit your case to the court and the subsequent information you need to win that case. Starting with a checklist of everything you need before you even look to file a claim, you will learn how the courts work and all of the legal jargon that will be thrown about during the court case process. You will learn how to state a claim in formal documents and ultimately whether your case is in fact any good before you file it. Different approaches to more than fifteen different kinds of small claims cases are provided, including breaches of contract, property damage, personal injury, defective products, breaches of warranty, nuisance claims, and many more. The limitations on monetary compensation in small claims court are outlined for you along with specific methods for how to calculate your own limits. You will learn how long you have to sue after an offence has occurred and how you can approach a settlement with the plaintiff outside of court. Different legal procedures for bringing legal action against individuals, couples, businesses, and corporations are provided and a detailed chapter about the various filing fees, court papers you need, and schedules you can look forward to is provided. After hours of interviews with small claims court lawyers and successful defendants, an outline of the court case process has been devised and provided, including how to get ready for court, prepare your witnesses, and what you can expect on the day you are to be in court. You will learn the difference between various judgements the judge may provide and what options you have after the judgement is reached. For anyone looking into the option of taking legal action against a person or business, this book is an absolutely necessary resource that will ensure you are both prepared and fully educated about the process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781601383068
ISBN-10: 1601383061
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Atlantic Publishing Co
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Co
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charlie Mann

Charlie Mann, the author of How to Win Your Case in Small Claims Court Without a Lawyer, also wrote the novel Polar Cap Five and the fitness book Built Hard (with a foreword by World Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton). He resides in a rural area of Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a former instructor at the University of Tennessee and executive director of the public ransportation agencies in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky. He served as president of the software development firm CMA Micro Computer and as vice president of the consulting firm Voorhees-Generette & Associates."

Books By Charlie Mann

Of Courage and Determination by Charlie Mann
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Built Hard by Charlie Mann
Paperback, September 1997