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I am sorry for your situation. As for an AMENDED COMPLAINT, please find a generic sample version of a federal complaint and the step by step instruction on how to draft one here
The court is for the Eastern District of NY, although this may be changed easily.
For the title
, one may simply substitute "Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint" instead of "Complaint." I am to allege each claim in a separate count and identify jurisdictional basis for each claim not sure what is meant by that.
To sue in federal court
, one needs to have a "cause of action" (also called a CLAIM). A claim in federal Court may be:
1) A violation of federal law, such as a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; or
2) A violation/cause of action under STATE law, but one which falls under federal court's jurisdiction - see here
For a list of actions/claims under federal law, see here
(the name and the corresponding federal law).
1) Plaintiff brings forth a claim under >5 U.S.C. § 1692f(1)
, alleging violation of FDCPA (collection laws). Jurisdiction is proper because the the matter is under United States Code [see #1 - it is federal law]; or
2) Plaintiff brings forth a claim for breach of contract
from Georgia. Jurisdiction is proper because Defendant is in a different state and the amount in question supersedes $75,000.
And so on...
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