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Can you be counter sued in small claims court?
Last Updated: 9th June, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, what if I am being sued in small claims court?
A judge will only be able to award damages uptothe legal maximum plus court fees. As a defendantbeingsued in small claims court, you may ask ifyoucan pay the plaintiff in installments. If youbelievethat the plaintiff owes you money, you or yourlawyercan file what's known as a “ClaimofDefendant.”
Secondly, do small claims go on your record? Since civil judgments are publicrecords,the credit bureaus can assembletheir own dataon small claims dockets. Unfortunately,the debtoroften must update his records to prove thattheoutstanding debt has been paid.
Similarly, it is asked, can you counter sue someone for suing you?
When a plaintiff sues you for money or thereturnof property, you can defend yourself in civilcourt.You have another legal remedy if the plaintiff isactuallyat fault. You can counter sue. Countersuinginvolvessuing the plaintiff while his or her case is stillpendingagainst you by filinga“counterclaim.”
Can you counter sue for lost wages?
Yes you can counter sue for lost wages as longasthey are less than$10,000. You would filethecross-complaint with your answer. If it's more than$10,000you should consult with an attorney.