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Yes, you can sue. You can suee in either the state that the transaction occurred in or where the defendant lives. Depending on the amount at issue you may be able to sue in small claims court. The small claims court amount that you can sue for is different in the different states.
In Florida it is $5,000.00. If you sue in Small claims court the costs will be a few hundred dollars for filing and service fees. The clerk of the court can tell you exactly how much, because it can differ by County. Here are some resources that can help explain the process:
If the amount involved is more than the small claim limit you will need to sue in the trial court for the state. This is more expensive, and more complicated. You likely will need an attorney to assist you with that. The cost for that will vary depending on the rate the attorney will charge, but you can expect to pay several thousand dollars for that.
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