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Can I file my lawsuit against an Employment Development Department in the nearest courthouse that hears civil unlimited cases?

Lakewood, CA |

This is an employment law issue. I am a former employee of an EDD office in Riverside, CA. I want to file a civil unlimited lawsuit, but would much prefer to make them come to my neck of the woods which I think might be the Norwalk, CA Superior Court. Bellflower would even be better. Don;t get me wrong this thing IS going to be filed. The underlying theory is that the potential Defendant does business in various counties of California. The Right to Sue is received from the DFEH in Santa Ana, CA (Orange County). Thanks in advance.

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  1. The typical venue for an employment case is the county in which the plaintiff was working or company was doing business. While you can most likely file against EDD in any county in the state where it has an office, I would suspect that EDD would move for a change of venue to the county in which you were actually working, that would then be up to the judge to decide. Good luck.

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