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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California

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Edition: 20th ed., 2015
Author(s): Warner


SKU: 92105



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The definitive guide to California Small Claims Court for more than 20 years, this plain-English guide gives you step-by-step instructions to bring or defend your case, from preparing evidence and lining up persuasive witnesses to making a presentation in court and collecting the money you're awarded. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California shows you how to:

Decide if you have a winning case;
Mediate a settlement if possible;
Determine how much to sue for;
Write your demand letter;
File and serve papers;
Prepare evidence and witnesses for court;
Plan a winning courtroom strategy;
Convince the judge that you are right;
Collect your money when you win.

This edition is completely updated to cover the latest court procedures and laws, and includes examples of the most common court cases. Go after the money that's owed you -- represent yourself in small claims court and win!

Table of Contents includes:

In the Beginning
First Things
Things to Think About Early On
Some Legal Jargon
How to Use This Book
Do You Have a Good Case?
Stating Your Claim
But Is My Case Any Good?
Breach of Contract Cases
Property Damage Cases
Personal Injury (and Mental Distress) Cases
Defective Product Cases
Breach of Warranty Cases
Professional Malpractice Cases
Nuisance Cases
Can You Collect Your Money If You Win?
How Much Should You Sue For?
Cutting Your Claim to Fit the Limit
Splitting Your Case
Calculating the Amount of Your Claim
Equitable Relief (or, Money Can’t Always Solve the Problem)
When Should You Sue?
Statute of Limitations
Calculating the Statute of Limitations
What If the Statute of Limitations Has Run?
Settling Your Dispute
Try to Talk It Out
Formal Demand Letters
Get Your Settlement in Writing
Last Minute Agreements
Who Can Sue?
Married Couples
Sole Proprietorships
Business Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Nonprofits and Unincorporated Associations
Motor Vehicle Claims
Government Agencies
Special Rules for Owners of Rental Property
Special Rules for Homeowners’ Associations
Suits by Prisoners
Suits by Minors
Special Rules for Military Personnel Transferred Out of State

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Format Paperback
Author Warner
ISBN 9781413321722
Edition 20th ed., 2015
Publisher Nolo