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Thank you for your response. Finances are not a concern. I am afraid it is personal. The old adage "fool for a client" most likely applies here.
Scott,That is absolutely your call. Just please be aware that if you go to court you will be held to the same high standard as any attorney, so if you make any procedural error that dismisses this claim, you blow a deadline, or you otherwise make a 'rookie' mistake, you will end up risking a dismissal with prejudice, which is where the courts dismiss the case and bar you from filing it again. I am not trying to convince you, merely warn you of the dangers. In addition please be aware that under state laws a business entity (an LLC, S-Corp, etc..) is deemed to be an independent entity that must be represented in court by counsel. While you can personally represent yourself if this is a sole proprietorship, if this is a business, and you file on your own, the courts will dismiss it or accuse you of "Unauthorized Practice of Law".Otherwise you would need to follow these preliminary steps:1. Review the contract to see which state or jurisdiction is listed as controlling the terms of the agreement. That is where filing suit needs to take place. If nothing is listed, then suing in the county where the defendant resides is the most primary location.2. Once you know the jurisdiction, look up the court system. You would likely need to file in the local district court. This I can look up for you if you could tell me your location.3. Then hit the local county law library. There you can obtain templates for how to file a local complaint, fill it out, and file.4. You would need to serve the complaint to the opposing party.5. Be prepared to respond to their 'answer' to your complaint and also begin to research potential challenges for dismissal so you would know how to reply to them if anything gets filed.Good luck.
Scott,Glad to help, truly! Please let me know if I can ever assist you again--if so, please feel free to ask for me by name. Good luck with your claim and I truly hope that it works out for you!If satisfied with my work, please do not forget to positively rate my answers to you so I may obtain credit for my work. Thank you!
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