traderfjp wrote:I guess you didn't read my post carefully I didn't say to return the stove.
traderfjp wrote:The stove is incomplete. The correct thing to do is to return the stove and tell the guy to shove it high
Just being a wise guy trader...
( but you definitely should be working for the Bush administration!
traderfjp wrote:Also, I was sued in federal court and our family lawyer suggested that we not try to defend ourselves because of the special procedures they have - he said we would mostly likely lose.
Of course a lawyer is going to tell you that traderfjp......That's how they make a living.......They want you to hire them!
I'm not advocating that you should never hire a lawyer, but that decision depends on:
1. The nature of the case (I wouldn't try to defend myself facing murder charges but I wouldn't hire a lawyer to defend me facing a $30.00 overdue library book charge in small claims court either)
2. Your own familiarity & comfort level in a courtroom.
In every minor civil action I have ever seen, or been party to, the judge will first try to get both parties to meet privately & see if they can settle their dispute b4 wasting the court's time. (Most courts have small conference rooms near by, set up for just this purpose) You'll be amazed just how reasonable the opposing lawyer can be to settle at these meetings. He/she knows that the judge will not look kindly on either side if the case could have been "reasonably" settled b4 wasting the court's time.