A common defense manuever in civil litigation is to file a counterclaim against the plaintiff. Practically, it may put the plaintiff on the back foot with now having to defend a suit and strategically exposes them to potential unanticipated risk/liabilities. Legally, it is sometimes necessary for a defendant to file the counterclaim under the compulsory…
Being served with a lawsuit can be a jarring experience. The initial petition will often have big requests for these like “damages in excess of $25,000” “damages in excess of $75,000,” or even punitive damages or attorney fees. Without having any prior experience or knowledge of legal verbiage, the Petition can also be very confusing….