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Does a Motion to Strike Make Sense?

If you are a defendant in a lawsuit in the Connecticut Superior Court, you have the right to move to strike one or more individual counts of the plaintiff's complaint on the grounds that they fail to adequately state a claim for which legal relief can be granted.  

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Top Ten Steps to Take if You Are Sued

You're a prudent person.  Your will carefully details how your property is to be divided at death.  When people work on your home, you actually read their contracts.  You document all terms of employer/employee relationships.  If you go into business with others, you set forth the arrangement in writing.  

Despite all these precautions, you can still experience the sickening experience of receiving a summons and complaint. 

Nothing is more unsettling than a marshal appearing at your home or business.  You recognize immediately that everything you worked hard for is at risk. It will be hard to regain composure, and you will be tempted to react instinctively.  Knowing what to do...and what not to do...should give you comfort. 

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Is Your Case Better Suited for Federal Court or State Court?

Only certain cases can be brought in federal court or “removed” from state court to federal court, but if you have the choice between bringing or defending your case in federal court or state court, you should be aware of some important differences between the two systems. 

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What Every Plaintiff Should Know – Prejudgment Remedies

You have a claim for damages against the defendant, but how do you know if the defendant has any money to pay you if you win?  A prejudgment remedy can help you determine whether the defendant has any assets to pay a judgment down the road and to attach those assets now to pay your judgment in the future.

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