Written by attorney Kathrine Elizabeth Conroy

So You've Been Sued . . . Now what?

You may be reading this because you just got sued. First of all, you’re far from alone. 20 million civil cases are filed in the United States each year and 36%-53% of small businesses are involved in at least one litigation in any given year. So, you've been sued . . . what do you do now?

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If you are interested in representing yourself in a lawsuit, see the self-help section of your local Clerk of Court's office. Keep in mind, they cannot provide legal advice, and they are not lawyers, but should be able to answer certain limited procedural questions.

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