Is there any way around this rule that I must have an attorney to represent me as a defendant against an unlimited lawsuit for the LLC I own?
A lawsuit has been served against myself as an individual and my LLC. The lawsuit against my limited liability company claims I underpaid by $98,000. I have bank statements proving I paid $72,000 MORE than the statement they attached as evidence.
In their unlimited lawsuit, they are claiming breach of agreement, breach of book account and breach of account stated. There was no written agreement. We came to an oral agreement each month as to how much we owed. I had no intention of countersuing as the amount we paid each month was in a verbal agreement between their CEO and myself.
An added complication is my business is in default as I could not afford a lawyer to defend me. Plaintiff mismanaged my business and lost my major source of revenue and my business is pretty much bankrupt.
Their lawyer told me ""our system sucks"" when I asked him if I could defend myself.
There never was any written contract. The only reason it got to default is I could not afford an attorney to represent me in the unlimited lawsuit against me.
I know I need to vacate the default against me as an individual. I will be including my proposed answer so the judge can see there is no merit to the case against me and my LLC.
As I cannot represent my own LLC do I just file the motion to default under the same case number but only name myself as the defendant? It is sickening that I cannot clear my company’s name even though it is pretty much out of business but it as a point of justice.
The plaintiff's lawyer himself told me the system sucks, his own words so in reality they can ""win"" against my LLC even though they have no case and I do, purely because I do not have the financial means to hire an attorney?
Does anyone want to help me out there…? Technically we overpaid if we go by their accounts that they filed.