what can i do to win a law suit against me that i had won in small claims court and counter suit was thrown out, dealership file appeal still sueing me for five thousand and some plus cost of his leagal fees, i really don't have a lot of money, i represent myself in Magistrate Court, now going to Superior Court, I purchase a use vehicle never got to drive it, made three payments on time was promise another vehicle in place of the one that would not run, never came with another replacement, i ask for my downpayment of $2,500. plus all payments back. that is when i took the dealership to court, i am drain dealing with this crook, and i need help, can or would it be wise to go back to court with out an attorney? where can i find one that would take the case on a payment plan. I did go into this deal with good faith, and i did have a warrenty on the part transmission, help.
State/Country relating to Question: Georgia
taking the dealership to court, magistrate, wone case, dealership was to pay me amount of $2,500 plus $70.00 court cost at 6.25% on July 14th 2011. in Floyd County Georgia
Hello and welcome,Have you take any steps to locate a local attorney to represent you?
Yes I have, they all want way too much money that I am not able to pay all at once, I did talk to one that told me that I could do this with out an Attorney, cause the Judge in the Magistrate Court ruling will be reveiw by the judge in superior court along with finding, and some other stuff i am just not sure of what to do that is why i am asking for help on who to represent myself, I am getting so stree out, I am a senior and this is becoming too much, do not quailty for free help still working full time.
I see.Your best course of action under these circumstances would normally involve looking for a local paralegal to assist you in the appeal process. Since you are no longer in small claims and the opposing party likely is represented by an attorney, you need someone with legal experience to assist you and paralegals are less expensive than attorneys.Another option is to contact local law schools to see whether a student may be able to assist you through their legal clinic.Since you won in small claims, it is likely you will prevail on appeal as well, but should have some continuing guidance from a legal professional, so I would first look for an experienced paralegal to assist.
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Okay, all that sound right, you know more and better tham I do, but I still have a question or two to ask, when I was in Magistrate Court, the person that represented the dealership was the same person that sit in meditations (missspelled) and I was told what go's on in that room stay between us, it that true? if so how could this sameperson show up in court with the dealership as his repersentived before the judge, and another question, I did receive a letter from the Floy Superion Court as to the court date stateing they are in receipt of the above appeal from Magistrate Court and scheduled this case for a non-jury hearing on September 15th 2011 sign by the Judeg Secretarty. why was I not sreve this by the Shriffii , the way I had to have them serve, which it did cost me. I have nothing about the other parties attorney, amonut truly being ask for, I know what he told me after court what he was going to do to me, caude no one takes him to court and I better be prepare to pay his high price attorney fees, I know that is a bit much, sorry let me know what think of this.
Yes, the same persons who were involved with mediation can typically appear in court but are usually bound by a confidentiality agreement from disclosing what occurred in mediation.I don't see any other question for me in your post.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX post about the being serve by law enforcment about hearing on court date and time, and person's.. non jury hearing the same as any court appearance? forgive, I never been thur something like this before and don't know the legal talk, I just went with full truth and God.
Where there is a bench trial, the primary difference is that the judge will decide the issues rather than a jury. Otherwise, it is basically the same.
Again thanks, XXXXX XXXXX am not sure what to do about the way I was inform about the court date not serve by law enforcement, and Can I go get some to the courts and get documents on what this is all about and the attorney involed in the case. I know nothing can i get this information? please answer this so i will know what i am going to do. I think that will be all. i need to know
Since you are aware of the court date, you should appear at the hearing typically. If you need copies of documents from the case, contact the clerk of the court.Good luck and take care.
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