A relative of mine had in his possession something that belonged to someone. I was asked to ask my relative to return said property. Mind you this relative is an adult that I asked to return said property. To my knowledge my relative returned the property. Still I was served a civil law suit as being a co conspirator in this problem. I have nothing of this plaintiff's. I can do no more than tell my relative to return property. In the mean time, it was brought to my attention that a 3rd party actually paid for said property and was never repaid by the plaintiff who is now suing me and my relative. This 3rd party has no problem with me and said I should not be sued. Can a person sue me when another person has a vested interest in the property?
Yes, of course, you were served, correct? Proof positive you can be sued.
The question is whether the suit can be sustained and won.
With all the 'someones', 'somethings' in the narrative here posted, its tough to figure out a way-forward except to advise you seek out a MI civil litigation attorney ASAP.
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