How to Draft a Demand Letter

Regardless of whether you or your opponent are interested in settling the case, before proceeding with litigation, always send the defendant a demand letter. Like the name implies, a demand letter is a formal written letter directed to the defendant or defendants outlining the underlying facts of your case, explaining why the law supports your […]

How to Win a Small Claims Case: Know Your Opponent

Apart from a strong case, one of the best weapons you can have at your disposal in a litigation setting is an understanding of psychology. Whether you’re a plaintiff or a defendant, the best advice any experienced lawyer could give you is to understand how your opponent thinks. Knowing his or her motivations and expectations […]

How to Win a Dog Bite Case in Small Claims Court

Have you been bitten by a dog?  If so, you’re not alone- each year over 500,000 people in the US get bit by dogs, and 12 of them die. Not surprisingly, the majority of dog bite victims are children. So what happens if you (or your child) are bitten by your neighbor’s dog, and you’re […]

Is Suing in Small Claims Court Worth the Effort?

Small claims courts are designed to streamline the legal process in order to enable litigants to reach a speedy and inexpensive conclusion to their disputes.  However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a royal pain in the ass.  Before determining whether to seek justice against someone who wronged you, first ask yourself the following questions: 1. […]

How to win a Defamation Case in Small Claims Court

“Defamation” is an umbrella term for a reputational damage claim, and is defined as the issuance of a false statement about another person which causes that person harm. There are two tortious acts that fall under the defamation umbrella: libel and slander. Libel describes the making of defamatory statements in a fixed medium, such as […]