BN.com Gift Guide

Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies

Overview

Real advice you can trust and use in small claims court

When every other method to collect has failed, a small claim is the right remedy to seek. If you're looking at either prosecuting or defending in a small claims court, with or without an attorney, the information presented in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies is indispensable.

The nuances of small claims courts vary from state to state, but the basic approach in preparing and ...

See more details below
Paperback
$18.22
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$24.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $3.99   
  • New (11) from $3.99   
  • Used (4) from $6.74   

Overview

Real advice you can trust and use in small claims court

When every other method to collect has failed, a small claim is the right remedy to seek. If you're looking at either prosecuting or defending in a small claims court, with or without an attorney, the information presented in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies is indispensable.

The nuances of small claims courts vary from state to state, but the basic approach in preparing and presenting a small claims case is extremely uniform no matter where you are. Regardless of state or circumstance, you can find, trust, and use the info in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies to prepare yourself for your court date. You'll find everything you need to know including establishing a case, settling or mediating a dispute, fees, applications, and other paperwork, statues of limitations, securing witnesses and experts, preparing for court, filing for appeal, case studies and more. Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies also includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures.

  • Includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures
  • Offers practical information on securing witnesses and experts
  • Complemented with real-world examples of small claims court cases

If you're headed to small claims court, either as a plaintiff or a defendant, you'll want Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies in your corner!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118424445
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 935,283
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hon. Philip S. Straniere was named an Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 2004 and is currently the Supervising Judge of Civil Court, Richmond County, New York. Prior to going on the bench he was in private practice for over 20 years.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Making Your Big Problem a Small Claim 5

Chapter 1: Understanding the Ins and Outs of Small Claims Court 7

Chapter 2: Deciding if Your Case Belongs in Small Claims Court 15

Chapter 3: Evaluating Whether You Need a Lawyer 35

Chapter 4: Classifying Your Claim: Figuring Out What Kind of Case You Have 47

Chapter 5: What’s the Damage: Understanding Different Types of Damages 67

Part II: Getting Ready to Go to Court 83

Chapter 6: Just the Facts, Jack: Gathering Your Information 85

Chapter 7: Dealing with the Clerk 95

Chapter 8: Informing the Defendant About the Case 103

Chapter 9: Looking at Your Options: Considering Alternatives to Trial 119

Chapter 10: In Your Defense: Advice for the Defendant 129

Part III: Presenting Your Case in Court 139

Chapter 11: Mastering Courtroom Etiquette 141

Chapter 12: Providing the Proof You Need to Make Your Case 159

Chapter 13: Handling Live Witnesses Well 173

Chapter 14: Sounding Like a Lawyer in the Courtroom 193

Chapter 15: Understanding the Judge’s Decision 211

Part IV: Dealing with Specific Problems 217

Chapter 16: Getting Hit Where You Live: Contract Cases Involving Your Home 219

Chapter 17: Getting the Business: Suing over Business Transactions 235

Chapter 18: Getting Personal: Suing Those Closest to You 251

Chapter 19: Pardon My French: Understanding Tort Cases 263

Chapter 20: Looking at Legal Issues in the Internet Age 275

Part V: Handling Post-Trial Issues 285

Chapter 21: Getting the Verdict and Collecting Your Judgment 287

Chapter 22: Appealing a Decision 299

Part VI: The Part of Tens 307

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Improve Your Odds of Winning in Court 309

Chapter 24: Ten Blunders to Avoid 313

Glossary 317

Index 329

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)