Must I Go To Court?

Must I Go To Court? | Bart Eagle

{5:20 minutes to read} Clients often ask whether or not they must go to court. As in many areas, there is a simple answer and a not-so-simple answer. The simple answer is: if you were named as a defendant in a case and were served with the complaint, you must go to court. If you don’t, and assuming you were served properly and the complaint sets forth a legal basis for relief, a default judgment may be entered against you. It is a little more complicated if you are the party who believes that you have a claim. Must you go to court to sue? The choice is yours, and there are various considerations about whether you should do so; and when.

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