Tag Archives: lawsuit

Finding Foreign Objects in Food

We get a lot of questions when someone finds a foreign object in their food along with, "Can I sue?" and my usual response is, "You need to visit with a local lawyer to examine your options."

How to Gather Evidence for a Slander Case

Someone is spreading lies about you, and you’ve had enough. You want to sue this person for slander. But how do you prove your case? If you’re alert and prepared, gathering evidence for a slander case is easier than it

The Guerrilla Guides to the Law

This website was started with the intent to educate readers on how to represent themselves in almost any case.  Our published book series, The Guerrilla Guides to the Law, provides an in-depth look  at specific subjects on lawsuits to help

Representing Yourself in Court

Most people come to this website because they have been sued or want to sue somebody and don't have the money for a lawyer. Representing yourself is not something that everyone should attempt.

Offers of Proof – Preserving Error in Trial

Information on an Offer of Proof and preserving error can be gained by researching case law, reading the Rules of Civil Procedure or Rules of Court, and practicing. If you have never been in a trial then we suggest

A Video Guide to Small Claims Court

LessonsInLaw.com is pleased to announce our first video, A Guide to Small Claims Court, is now available. We have a series of videos planned covering many of the topics we write about but this first one is dedicated to familiarizing

Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel

Res judicata and collateral estoppel are two very important legal concepts which often arise and which few pro se litigants understand. We are gradually going to add additional articles to LessonsInLaw.com on more complex and/or specific legal topics rather than

Arbitration – One Form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (Video included)

​In an earlier article we discussed the most common form of alternative dispute resolution, more commonly referred to as ADR, mediation. In this post we are going to discuss arbitration, which is much more complicated and much less common. All

I Found A Foreign Object in My Food, Can I Sue?

The simple answer to this question, which every lawyer hears a hundred times, is; “Yes, you can sue.” However, the follow up answer is, “No, I won’t represent you and no, it isn’t a good case.” The sad reality is

Holiday Season is a Great Time to Do Discovery

If you are pro se (aka pro per or representing yourself) then you need every advantage you can get. One of these is to catch them other side when they aren't at the top of their form. If you are