Asked in Debt CollectionCivil Lawsuits
Can someone file a law suit on you for owing 850?
January 29, 2009 6:03AM
The problem with your question is that it is too general. In order to answer the question you have it is necessary to cite The problem with your question is that it is too general. In order to answer the question you have it is necessary to cite the facts of your case, the State that you are in, and the person(s) that are potentially party to the suit, so that the attorney who answers the question can determine whether he/she has a conflict of interest. Ignoring such important questions as whether a person has a cause of action to sue, should sue, is likely to prevail on suit, whether there are any affirmative defenses such as the statute of limitations, and blogging on the nature of the law in general without giving any legal advice, the question of whether a person can sue for the amount of $850 is a question of subject matter jurisdiction. Using Texas as an example, without addressing any other states, different courts have subject matter jurisdiction over different matters and amounts of money. Courts may have a minimum threshold required to file a suit and a maximum that you may not exceed. In Texas $850 would meet the minimum threshold required to file suit.