I had my friend Maddy file a civil suit on my behalf with the lawyer she worked for. This lawyer became ill and left the firm. My paperwork was handed to another lawyer. Maddy absolutely refuses to tell me the name of the new lawyer but insists a settlement has been made on my behalf. It's been 6 years of unanswered questions and promises that I have won the suit. If there really was a civil suit filed on my behalf, how do I find out if it has reached the courts or do I have to start over? Thank you!Thank you Pamela! My "friend" assured me the court system takes a very, very long time to resolve a civil suit so I was under the impression this was normal....this is New York! I have been thoroughly taken! The civil suit was to recover $8688 I had loaned to another friend. I appreciate you advice.