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Dog lawyer? I'm in and can I be sued if I sold a dog w/out a

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Dog lawyer? I'm in Virginia and can I be sued if I sold a dog w/out a contract?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. I would like to help you with your question today.

Unfortunately you a written contract is needed for a person to assert a claim against you in court. Many times people will sue based upon a breach of an oral contract. They will claim that you made oral statements regarding transaction that turned out to be false.

I always recommend that people reduce agreements to writing so they can define the terms and limit liabilty if things go wrong.

Please let me know if you need any additional information or insight.

Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.

I thought I would follow up and see if you needed any addtional assistance. If you have not done so, please take the the time to rate my answer.

Thank you.

Expert:  LegalEagle1 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. I would like to assist you with your question today.

Magistrate court in essentially a small claims court or an informal court that handles money claims of less than $15,000. This court offers a quick and inexpensive process to resolve complaints. The costs associtated with such cases are nominal. Usually the initial filing fee covers all costs associated with an action. Additional costs can be incurred when subpeonaes are issued or counterclaims filed. Nothing you have written indicates that this has occurred. Also i would not anticipate the court awarding attorneys fees. An award of attorneys for filing such a claim is extremely rare.
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