How to Win in Small Claims Court in New York

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SphinxLegal, 2002 - Law - 148 pages
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Filing a small claims case allows you to have the court determine your legal rights in cases of up to $3,000. Designed to be more simple and 'do-it-yourself' than typical court cases, small claims court can still be very complicated unless you know the process and language of the courts. How to Win in Small Claims Court in New York simplifies and thoroughly explains everything you need to know to successfully handle your own small claims case, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant.

Complete with court terminology, step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book makes filing or defending suits in small claims court inexpensive and hassle-free.

This book explains in simple language:

Whether you have a valid case
How to file your case
Arguing your case
Defending your case
Settling your case
Countersuing
Rules of evidence
Using expert witnesses
Following rules of evidence
Collecting your judgment
Garnishing wages
 

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Contents

Introduction to Small Claims Court
1
Before You Sue
5
Filing Your Case
11
Defending Yourself
35
Countersuing
49
Your Trial Hearing
51
Rules of Evidence
59
Collecting Your Judgment
65
Glossary
81
New York Small Claims Rules
89
Small Claims Checklist
101
Blank Forms
103
Index
145
Ad Pages
149
Back Cover
155
Copyright

Appealing
77

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James L. Rogers received his J.D. from Suffolk University. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York. He is also registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has written extensively on a wide range of legal subjects. Rogers has worked for several law firms and a biotechnology company concerning patent and related intellectual law property matters.Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Licensed in Florida, he has written or co-authored over sixty self-help law books, including How to Make Your Own Simple Will and How to Make a Florida Will. Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David. James L. Rogers received his law degree from Suffolk University and his Ph.D. in molecular medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has written extensively on a wide range of legal subjects. Rogers has worked for several law firms and a biotechnology company concerning patent and related intellectual law property matters. He is currently President of RogersIPGroup (www.rogersipgroup.com) and he is also the creator of Ypatent (www.ypatent.com), which is a website containing a wealth of information for inventors and people in the life science fields.

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