Considerations Regarding Claims

No matter which side of a claim you are on there are many things which you should be aware of. After filing a claim, summons must be served within 120 days. A complaint must be answered within 20 days of being served, but extensions may be requested. As a claim proceeds the plaintiff has the right to choose the forum although this is limited to where the defendant resides, where the claim occurred, or where the defendant may be found. Other things to take into consideration include researching the judge and his past record, how strong your case is, time, money, venue, and what advantage you stand to gain if you were to obtain registration. The answers and information from these questions can help you decide if you want to request a jury or not. A jury may only be requested if the issues are legal ones. If the issues are only equitable ones, then there is no right to a jury. Whether or not the issue is legal or equitable depends on the sort of relief which is sought.

This blog is not legal advice and is not specific to your application. You should always consult an attorney.