What does it mean to sue someone?
: to use a legal process by which you try to get a court of law to force a person, company, or organization that has treated you unfairly or hurt you in some way to give you something or to do something : to bring a lawsuit against someone or something.
What happens if you ignore someone trying to sue you?
Although it might be tempting to ignore a summons and complaint, ignoring a lawsuit does not make it go away. And it could result in the court awarding a money judgment against you by default. That can lead to your wages being garnished, your bank accounts attached, or your property being taken!
Can someone sue you without your knowledge?
No it is NOT legal to be sued without notice. When someone is sued, they have to be served with the Summons and Complaint. The law allows for this, but very few people ever read those notices and realize they have been served and run to the court to file a response.
What is it called when someone sues?
Every county in California has a small claims court. The person suing you (called “the plaintiff”) has to sue you in the right court. You can ask for your case to be dismissed (or transferred to the proper court location in your county) if you are sued in the wrong court.
Can you sue someone for wrongfully suing you?
First and foremost, it is important to understand that one cannot sue somebody for suing them. One must have a valid legal theory when suing another party, and simply being angry over a lawsuit does not qualify. Also, one cannot generally sue someone for conduct that occurs as part of a lawsuit.
What does it mean if someone sues you?
When you sue someone, you’re bringing legal action against that person or entity. In this legal action, you’re arguing that the defendant has done something negligent and that they should pay for the harm they have caused.
How do you know if someone is building a case against you?
The only way you’ll know about this is when papers arrive in the mail or a summons has been hand-delivered to you by another person. To find out if any paperwork is coming to you in the mail, you can contact the local criminal court and ask the clerk if any pending cases, warrants, or court dates have been filed.