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Author Green, Victoria E.

Title The complete idiot's guide to lawsuits / by Victoria E. Green.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Main Level Nonfiction  347.73 G798c    AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 302 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Summary Walks you through the civil legal process-- from the initial decision to file to the final judgment or settlement-- explaining every move in between in clear and simple terms.
Contents Should you sue? How lawsuits start ; Kinds of lawsuits ; Damages and how you can get them -- Legal representation. Do you really need a lawyer? ; How much does justice cost? ; The cast of characters in a lawsuit -- The legal environment. Background basics ; Court rules and civil procedure ; Small claims court -- The trial process. Pretrial ; Proving your case: evidence ; The trial itself ; Coming to a decision ; After the trial ; Appeals ; After the dust clears ; Legal malpractice -- Alternatives to filing suit. Negotiation ; Mediation ; Arbitration.
Subject Complaints (Civil procedure) -- United States -- Popular works.
Actions and defenses -- United States -- Popular works.
Attorney and client -- United States -- Popular works.
Liability (Law) -- United States -- Popular works.
Class actions (Civil procedure) -- United States.
Complex litigation -- United States.
Mediation -- United States.
Added Title Lawsuits.
ISBN 9781615640386 (pbk.)

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