A company out of new york is suing me from California. I have a police report and I don't believe they have any evidence.
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You may be able to file an identity theft case in California against the New York company, but it may depend on the way the lawsuit and contract are written. You should consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The Civil Court of New York is similar to California's Limited Court since it is only for matters up to $25,000. Which would make it difficult to federal court in California. Talk to a New York attorney to determine what your next step is in NY. Talk to a California attorney to determine what your step is in California. Best wishes.
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You must find an attorney immediately. Check to see if your business insurance (assuming you have some) will cover this suit.
No, a letter will not suffice. Yes, you absolutely must hire a lawyer. In the state of New York. Do not delay.
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