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hi i had a deposition. how likely is it that the case go

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i had a deposition. how likely is it that the case go to trial or settle. if the case does go to trial, and judgment is against me, can they come after property (like cars) and house?

Statistically, 90% of all cases settle before trial during the first year -- 95% for cases that extend into a second year. The fact that you had a deposition does not enter into the calculus, because no one has any statistics related to settlement before or after a deposition of the defendant.

If you were to ultimately lose, then under North Carolina law, certain property is exempt from sale to satisfy a creditor. A list can be found at this link.

Additionally, a debtor's wages are not subject to garnishment under NC law, except for the following: taxes, student loans, child support, alimony, and payment of ambulance services in certain North Carolina counties.

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