Hi. New expert here. Allow me to assist.
Regretfully, the previous expert is correct - there is alot to "jurisdictional" issues (who can you sue and where to sue them).
How did you order this sofa - online or what. Sometimes a company places in their terms of service and on their ordering forms - that jurisdiction is some place in particular (ie. where they are located). As such, one must look at how they ordered the product and if the company had a jurisdictional limitation in their ordering form or online.
When it comes to suing a business in small claims court, you may sue any business that is organized (incorporated or established as an LLC) in your state.
In addition, you may bring suit against any business–whether incorporated or not–if one of the following conditions is true:
- the business was responsible for injuring you or damaging your property in your state and you can find a way to serve your court papers on the business in your state
- the business breaches a contract with you that was negotiated or was to be performed in your state and you can find a way to serve your court papers on the business in your state
- the business has an office, warehouse, retail establishment, restaurant, or other physical facility here, even if that business is headquartered or organized elsewhere, or
- the business does regular business in your state by selling products or services, employing a sales rep who calls on you personally or by phone to solicit business, sending you a catalog to solicit your business, or placing advertising in your state's media. [nolo.com]
I would state that most likely, unless there is something as to jurisdiction in their order form OR on their website "terms of service" - that you can sue them locally in AZ where you reside in small claims court.
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