How to Get Sued: An Instructional Guide

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Luckily, this process isn't as difficult as you might think. There are ...

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Overview

You'd like a first-hand tour of America's legal system, experiencing the view from the litigant's side of the courtroom. Of course, you can't just walk into a courtroom and demand that someone sue you. This will work, of course, but it will take a lot of time and psychiatric evaluations before you're obliged. It's much quicker and easier to find yourself in court if you give someone a reason to sue you.

Luckily, this process isn't as difficult as you might think. There are dozens of ways to find yourself embroiled in litigation, from the mundane to the majestic.

Pick your poison-what do you want to do to ensure you too have your day in court? Here are the top ten options: 1. Fall In Love, 2. Own a Business, 3. Commit a Crime, 4. Go to Work, 5. Live on Earth, 6. Have Children, 7. Enjoy Yourself, 8. Indulge in a Few Vices, 9. Own a Pet, 10. Own a Home.

Of course, you don't need to feel restricted to these ten options. If you can come up with a creative, unique way to cause a lawsuit, feel free-lawyers always like a challenge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781427797711
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Craig Williams (Newport Beach, CA) is the founding member of WLF/The Williams Lindberg Law Firm, PC. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, with emphasis on environmental, real estate, land use, and technology matters. Mr. Williams is creator of the popular blog “May It Please the Court” (www.mayitpleasethecourt.com), which gets more than 13,000 hits daily and is a three-time award winner from the Los Angeles Press Club. His views also are featured on Legal Talk Network (www.legaltalknetwork.com), where he is a co-host on “Lawyer2Lawyer.” Mr. Williams is a frequent speaker and lecturer, and has taught at the University of California at Irvine, Stanford Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, and Chapman University School of Law. He also has spoken for and been a panelist for numerous Continuing Legal Education programs through such organizations as the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, the Celtic Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, and the National Association of Legal Assistants, among others. Mr. Williams earned his JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Prologue     xv
Pick Your Poison
Fall in Love     3
Own a Business     25
Commit a Crime     45
Go to Work     67
Live on Earth     85
Have Children     103
Enjoy Yourself     119
Indulge a Few Vices     133
Own a Pet     155
Own a Home     165
Retain Competent Counsel
Representation Is Priceless     177
Go in Front of the Judge
Tell It to the Judge     195
Do Your Time in Style
Lock It Up     217
Conclusion     229
Disclaimers     233
Appendix     243
Index     249
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