Legal-Ease: Suing somebody? Prepare for a long, expensive fight

If a legal dispute involves more than $15,000, a lawsuit will be filed in a local common pleas court or in federal district court. Lawsuits are expensive, long and often boring. It’s safe to assume that a lawsuit filed in a local common pleas court will take a year to be resolved.

When a person has been wronged, that person may feel compelled to file a lawsuit to remedy the wrongful conduct. If a dispute involves more than $15,000, a lawsuit involving that dispute will be filed in a local common pleas court or in federal district court.

Lawsuits are expensive.

When someone is upset, that person may be willing to promise to commit large sums of money to file a lawsuit to “make a statement.” However, after a lawsuit is started, when filing fees and bills for professional services start to come due, the participants in lawsuits almost always feel at least some regret for having had to go through the process.

Lawsuits are long and boring.

Read Lee’s article about the process of suing somebody in his article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Suing somebody? Prepare for a long, expensive fight

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Suing somebody? Prepare for a long, expensive fight,” by Lee R. Schroeder, September 8, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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