Judge Judy Sheindlin
Tanya Acker, co-star of the nationally syndicated and Emmy-nominated show Hot Bench, demystifies civil litigationfrom common lawsuits to new cases emanating from Covid-19 and looting (tenant vs. landlord rent disputes, small business damage, and more)and lays out an expert's guide to legal proceedings inside the courtroom and out, giving readers professional insider information they need to find THEIR WIN in a lawsuit.
Millions of people end up in civil court each year. They assume going to court is the next logical step in their fight, but they often have little idea about how the court system works or what they can reasonably expect of it. They make poorly informed judgments about whether court is the best option for solving a problem, what kind of solutions it can provide, and why it proceeds in the (sometimes) counterintuitive way it does.
They think “winning” is only about the judgment or verdict rendered by judge or jury. Those “wins” are greatbut if you don’t know what the process can exact from you or why it works as it does, that blind procession to victory can end up costing you your real win.
In Make Your Case, Tanya Acker cuts straight to the essentials, providing curated, targeted information based on her extensive experience regarding exactly what people want to know: what happens during court proceedings and why, and how to best prepare for itor how to avoid court entirely and find a better way.
Be smart. Be ready. Make your case.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Our Eternal, Timeless Brawls ix
Part I When the Fight Heats Up
1 So, You Want to Bring a Lawsuit 3
2 When You Are Sued 35
3 It's Almost Always Going to Take More Time Than You'd Like 69
Part II The Players
4 You and Your Lawyer 83
5 The Deciders: Judge and Jury 107
Part III The Laws and Lawlessness of Uncovering the "Truth"
6 Collecting Evidence 123
7 Proving Your Case 145
8 Confronting Bad Behavior 167
Part IV The End May Be Just the Beginning
9 After the Judgment 191
10 When Your Opponent Ignores Your Win 223
Part V Finding an Escape Hatch
11 Solving Your Problem and Avoiding Court 235
A Final Word 253
About the Author 284