My understanding is that to sue in NYC Small Claims Court, the defendant must live, work, or conduct business within NYC.
If the defendant does not live, work, or conduct business within NYC--though the claimant does--what's the proper court for a Small Claims Court type of lawsuit?
And this might solve it, too: If the defendant bought something from a store in NYC, is that conducting business?
posted by whitebird
on Jun 15, 2006 -
What were the court costs in Jarndyce? (Spoilers inside if you aren't familiar with Bleak House
.) [more inside]
posted by languagehat
on May 29, 2006 -
how does the US supreme court decide which cases it will hear and others it will not hear? it all seems rather arbitrary.
posted by brandz
on Apr 30, 2006 -
My wife showed up to traffic court to take her lumps, but the clerks were mass-dismissing cases without even letting people in to see the judges. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mph
on Apr 19, 2006 -
Where can I find California court records by case number or name search? I'm especially interested in Orange County and Contra Costa counties. I've searched online but can't seem to find a state based online site to look all this up.
posted by skEwb
on Apr 16, 2006 -
I caused a very small car accident last month (no damage to the other car). I was required to report in court. Rather than just paying a fine, because I'm under 21 they are requiring me to go through this program called Teens Learning Control. It consists of lots of 4 hour seminars, 1 test, and 8 hours of community service. I'm 19, a full time college student, and also working full-time as a web designer in a design firm. I have no time to do any of this and the whole situations is ridiculous. I'm not asking to completely get off scott free. Why can't I just pay a fine. What are my options? Any Advice? I have to report back to court on march 30th with the program completed.
posted by icespide
on Feb 27, 2006 -
I received a mailed notice for when to appear in court to challenge a traffic ticket. I have subsequently lost that notice. I'm in Toronto, Ontario. How can I find out when I'm supposed to appear in court? [more inside]
posted by lemur
on Feb 27, 2006 -
Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back)
to The Man: Is 1.75 miles enough for a vehicle that started off moving slower than the rest of traffic to build up speed, pace a car and accurately determine its speed? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1
on Jan 4, 2006 -
I just got a speeding ticket in my good ol' hometown in Colorado. Ordinarily, not such a strange thing. But now I reside in California. I have a court date. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by symphonik
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I know all the cautions about getting legal advice here, but here goes: I asked a tree service for a price for cutting down a dead tree in my back yard. He wanted too much money, so I never called him back. Two weeks later the tree is gone, and I have a bill from him. Do I have to pay? [more inside]
posted by yesster
on Sep 19, 2005 -
. Back in Feb I had a 10-mile-over ticket in Austin TX. I plead guilty at a court cashier cage, paid the fines, and applied for a defensive driving deferral, but was in the midst of the move and could not do the class. I figured the violation would just get put on my record. Now I'm getting letters from Austin threatening me with a warrant if I don't appear in front of a judge on Sept 8. [more inside]
posted by shannymara
on Jul 28, 2005 -
A relative recently won a settlement in small claims court for $3,000. However, he is having difficulty collecting the settlement. What resources are available to aid in collecting the settlement?
posted by cahlers
on Jun 26, 2005 -
When the United States gets involved in litigation before the International Court of Justice, who makes all of the relevant litigation decisions? [more inside]
posted by willbaude
on Jun 21, 2005 -
Can anyone give me some advice before I file a small claims court lawsuit against an Auto Service Center. [more inside]
posted by gummo
on May 2, 2005 -
Has anyone tried to fight the RIAA and Movie Studios by arguing that copyrights can be interpreted laterally instead of just horizontally? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Apr 17, 2005 -
A friend’s car sat parked legally* on the street outside our house for approx 6 months. It was towed last week for being “parked on the grass” and for not “possessing a valid parking permit.” While there may have been other valid reasons for it to get towed, it was certainly not parked on the grass, nor did it need a permit to be parked there. The towing company denies wrongdoing (obviously) is doing everything possible to avoid responsibility. [MI] [more inside]
posted by fourstar
on Jan 31, 2005 -
I have to sue someone in small claims court in Los Angeles County. Has anyone been thru this process?
posted by goofyfoot
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Can the President use a recess appointment to appoint a Supreme Court Justice?
posted by mhaw
on Oct 26, 2004 -
Are there any good resources for searching United States Supreme Court Cases by which law was being challanged? Has the SC ever said a law banning interracial marriage is unconstitutional and on what grounds? (Hopefully an answers to the first question would allow me to answer the second on my own.)
posted by Apoch
on Aug 11, 2004 -
What is the significance of the word "bar" in the American Bar Association? What does "bar" have to do with the law?
posted by rorycberger
on Jul 12, 2004 -
I have a friend (shh) who failed to show up at court for driving on suspended permit. She's never gotten this taken care of because she's stupid, and 8 years have passed. She now lives in a new state, attends college, is really nice (despite being stupid) and is about to get a corporate position that involves drug test + background check. Advice needed. [MI] [more inside]
posted by precocious
on Jun 3, 2004 -
Atheists and other non-Christians: Ever have to take an oath in a court of law? How did you deal with it? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Mar 31, 2004 -