Common Counts: Unjust ENRICHMENT.

hello, I received Summons from the lawyer of Citibank. I do not understand what is their legal cause for this action. First what does it mean when it states cause of action: UNJUST ENRICHMENT. Case type: Rule 3.740 collections (09). It also had document from city clerk with a header: DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CCP 395(B): VENUE FOR PERSONAL, FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD OBLIGATIONS. I tried to Google all of this, but got even more confused. Please, help!?

San Francisco, CA -

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Steven Alan Fink

Steven Alan Fink

Real Estate Attorney - Newport Beach, CA
Answered

In plain English they are suing you for money based on your use of their money. You would be unjustly enriched if you used their money and did not pay for it.

Plaintiff is required to identify the type of case for purposes of court statistics and particular assignments to various courtrooms. They do this by requiring a Civil Case Cover Sheet in which Plaintiff describes case. This case is a Collections action which means he is suing for specific sums owed his client on an account basis.

There are several different courthouses in SF County that hear cases. In order to protect defendants from having to travel too far from their homes, Plaintiff is required to state the reason why suit was filed in this courthouse. That is called Venue. In this case, you probably live in the judicial district where suit was filed.

If you cannot understand this, you really should not represent yourself. Hire a consumer litigation lawyer to defend you.

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Daniel Joseph Ciment

Daniel Joseph Ciment

Debt / Lending Agreements Lawyer - Houston, TX
Answered

Unjust Enrichment means just what it sounds like. You were enriched (you gained something) unjustly (you didnt deserve it), usually by not paying it back like you promised to do.

You really should consult with a Consumer Law attorney in your area. You typically have defenses to these types of lawsuits and generally, hiring an attorney will save you more money even if you take into account their fees. Plus you will know that the matter is handled correctly.

-Daniel

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