Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California

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Nolo, 2006 - Law - 427 pages
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The definitive guide for more than 20 years, this book explains how to present a winning case from start to finish. It illustrates how to: § decide if you have a good case § write a demand letter § file and serve papers § prepare evidence and witnesses for court § argue before a judge § defend a Small Claims case § collect money after winning.§ determine how much to sue for § mediate a settlement before it goes to court § prepare and present a winning case Included are down-to-earth examples of the most common Small Claims Court cases including auto repair, rental deposits, auto warranties, property damage, and small business disputes.Completely updated, the 16th edition includes an expanded discussion of mediation and how readers can protect their interests should settlement efforts fail.

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Ralph "Jake" Warner retired from day-to-day management of Nolo in 2004, after 32 years as president of the company. Widely regarded as a pioneer of the self-help law movement, Warner founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1972. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. When personal computers came along, he added software to many Nolo books. When the Internet arrived, he pioneered online marketing of books. In addition to running the company, Warner was an active editor and author. He has written many books, including Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well and How to Run a Thriving Business.

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