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    08-03-2012, 09:17 AM
  #61
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Originally Posted by freedomfoundfarm    
Both the buyer and the vet (who he is also suing) have attorneys and he is asking for $25,000. Its is Chancery court
Ouch! Should have read all the posts I guess :(
     
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    08-03-2012, 10:36 AM
  #62
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Originally Posted by freedomfoundfarm    
Both the buyer and the vet (who he is also suing) have attorneys and he is asking for $25,000. Its is Chancery court
Unfortunately the judge may delay the case if you show up without an attorney. $25,000 is a large amount to defend yourself over.
     
    08-03-2012, 06:29 PM
  #63
Yearling
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Originally Posted by freedomfoundfarm    
Both the buyer and the vet (who he is also suing) have attorneys and he is asking for $25,000. Its is Chancery court
Have you been served with any papers yet, or is this all "just talk to intimidate you" at this point?
     
    08-03-2012, 06:45 PM
  #64
Trained
Are you a member of a Farm Bureau? If so, or if you can contact the Farm Bureau in the county where the case will be heard, you could look for an attorney to do your case Pro Bono, which means his/her services are free. Attys are expected to do a certain amount of these. I know that if it were being heard in Champaign Co., IL, where my DH practices, he, a fellow horseman, would at LEAST give you a free consultation to assess your case. You might find a horse-owning attorney who wants to help.
I'm curious, too--have you been served papers, or are you just being harassed? Is there a filed docket on this case? Look for the circuit clerk's site in the county where the buyer lives to see. Ours looks like this:
Circuit Clerk of Champaign County, Illinois
You look for the name of the filing party. If there is already a filed docket in our county, you would look for:
Small Claims
REMEMBER: ANYBODY can sue ANYONE about ANYTHING. All they have to do is pay the filing fee, and the Circuit Clerk's office is happy to take their money. There is NEVER a guarantee to win a lawsuit. Lawsuits are a lot of work for the attorney, they want their cut, they often charge way over $100.00/hour to the person who is SUEING, so it often becomes more expensive to continue the suit than to drop it, and they are lazy, like everybody else.
Oh, and I'd pray about this, too.
I'll be you a nickel that guy is bluffing.
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    08-03-2012, 07:35 PM
  #65
Foal
Probably not bluffing per se, but looking for a settlement. Settlements are many times more common than court trials because they're less expensive and faster to finish. However, the OP has such a good case I think I'd risk it and go to trial. Believe me, I understand about not having the money to hire a lawyer.
     
    08-03-2012, 07:59 PM
  #66
Weanling
Yikes, people are crazy! I hope this works out for you. Sadly, you just can't trust anyone these days..
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    08-04-2012, 11:26 AM
  #67
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Originally Posted by DimSum    
Have you been served with any papers yet, or is this all "just talk to intimidate you" at this point?
I have been served..no court date yet I have till Aug 17th to respond....my vet's attorney just sent a letter to his attorney and me saying they represent...Im sooooooooo confused at how to respond UGH
     
    08-04-2012, 03:45 PM
  #68
Green Broke
Have you had any luck securing your own legal counsel yet?
     
    08-04-2012, 04:43 PM
  #69
Yearling
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Originally Posted by freedomfoundfarm    
I have been served..no court date yet I have till Aug 17th to respond....my vet's attorney just sent a letter to his attorney and me saying they represent...Im sooooooooo confused at how to respond UGH
Please, find an attorney... you are way, way in over your head. Ignore anyone's advice on this forum that doesn't have the words GET AN ATTORNEY somewhere in their post. An attorney will be less than the $25,000 you will probably default on for not filing a proper response in time.

... and if that doesn't sink in:

IF YOU ARE NOT A TROLL, AND YOU ARE SERIOUSLY BEING SUED, YOU NEED TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH IT'S GOING TO COST YOU. FORGET EVERYONE ELSE'S ADVICE AND TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN TRY AND FIGHT IT. THE ONLY ADVICE YOU NEED IS TO FIND AN ATTORNEY. A JUDGE WILL TELL YOU, THE CHANCES OF YOU WINNING BY REPRESENTING YOURSELF IS USUALLY VERY LOW. AT THE VERY, VERY MINIMUM YOU NEED TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY -- MOST WILL TALK TO YOU FOR FREE AND TELL YOU WHAT THEY THINK.
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    08-04-2012, 05:52 PM
  #70
Weanling
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
Ignore anyone's advice on this forum that doesn't have the words GET AN ATTORNEY somewhere in their post.
Some people are taking into consideration that FFF may not be able to afford one, period. Can FFF afford to lose? Nope, but maybe FFF can't pay for it out of pocket right now without digging them self into an even bigger hole. I don't know. But a lot of people on this thread have great advice.

FFF, I'm sure there are resources in your area where you can sit down and get a free consultation, correct?
     

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