Threatened With A Lawsuit

Lisa thinks she is being sued by Sears, so Dave explains what she needs to do if she is.

QUESTION: Lisa is being sued by Sears for $2,000. What are her options?

ANSWER: Unless you’ve been served by the sheriff’s department with papers, you haven’t been sued. Sears just threatening to sue you doesn’t mean anything, so consider that an idle threat. If you’ve actually been sued, call the attorney on the papers and work out a payment plan, which is called an agreed order or an agreed judgment. You need to get the $2,000 paid. You can also scratch together $1,000 or so and offer them that as a settlement in full.

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