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Shelley Frost

Can I Countersue?

Can you countersue someone for wasting your time with a lawsuit? Countersuing could be an option depending on the circumstances of the case.

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Sandy Hess

How Can a Plaintiff and a Defendant in a Civil Case Both Receive Damages?

While civil cases are heard before a judge or jury, just like criminal cases, there are some stark differences. For one, there’s not always a clear winner. Instead, the judge or jury can award damages to the plaintiff, defendant, both or neither.

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Shelley Frost

Can I Send a Cease and Desist?

A cease and desist letter is a written notification requesting that the offending party stop what they're doing — and you don't necessarily need an attorney to help you send one.

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Shelley Frost

How the Bail Process Works

How does bail work, and will you get it? Find out how the bail process works and what you can expect if you find yourself or a loved one facing criminal charges.

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Elizabeth Marcant

What Is Obstruction of Justice?

Legally, obstructing justice refers to acts that are meant to impede or stop any official government proceeding. Learn more about the consequences.

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Elizabeth Marcant

How Much Are Court Costs?

Courts charge fees to help cover the cost of running these systems. Court costs can range from just a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on the type of case and process you're dealing with.

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Leigh Morgan

What's the Difference Between Slander, Libel and Defamation?

Defamation of character is a statement that injures someone's reputation. Slander and libel are types of defamation.

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Rachel Elle

Is It Worth It to Sign Up for Class-Action Lawsuits?

Did you see an advertisement about a group civil action? Learn about the pros and cons of getting involved in a class-action lawsuit.

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