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The Basics for Washington DC Personal Injuries
A personal injury claim may occur when someone is injured by the carelessness of another or by an intentional act, by no fault of his or her own. Such injuries can be severe and life-altering; therefore, compensatory damages seeks to compensate for these injuries. Statute of Limitations In order to file ... READ MORE

Handling Expungement in Washington DC
Expungement and record sealing are similar legal procedures that conceal records of arrests for offenses for which you were acquitted or never charged, or that were dismissed. Some states only allow the expungement of certain first time convictions for nonviolent or drug possession crimes. Others do ... READ MORE

DC Filing a Small Claims Suit
Before you file a small claims suit, consider the importance of the matter in dispute and compare it to the time, effort and expense required to assert your claim. You should also consider the probable chances of winning your lawsuit since you must prove that the person or business you are suing owes ... READ MORE

DC Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial
Witnesses are people who come to court to tell what they have seen or heard. These people should either be witnesses who saw what happened or experts on the subject matter of the claim involved. Before you bring any witnesses to your trial, discuss the case with potential witnesses who have personal ... READ MORE

DC Collecting the Judgment
Don't think the small claims process is over just because you filed a claim, went to trial and won a court judgment. You may need to take action and spend money to enforce the judgment. It can be difficult or sometimes even impossible to enforce the judgment. After judgment is entered, the plaintiff ... READ MORE

DC What is Small Claims Court
In the District of Columbia, the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch oversees cases where the amount in dispute is $5,000 or less. Court procedures are informal and simple enough for a person to file a claim or to answer a claim without a lawyer. The person or business that files a claim to sue another ... READ MORE

DC Small Claims Trials
After the complaint has been filed and the defendant served, both sides need to prepare their case for court. Verify Defendant Served with Claim The plaintiff should call the clerk's office two business day prior to the hearing date to determine whether a copy of the statement of claim has been served ... READ MORE

DC Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Suing someone in court isn't the only way to solve a legal problem. There are alternative ways to solve your problems outside of court. These alternatives are called alternative dispute resolution or ADR for short. ADR is a process in which a neutral person helps people resolve their case. ADR is designed ... READ MORE

District of Columbia Business Forms
Business Services Bankruptcy Evaluation Small Claims Service Contracts Affidavit Amendment of Agreement Bill of Sale - Automobile Bill of Sale - Quitclaim Bill of Sale with Warranty Consignment Agreement Debt Settlement Agreement Equipment Lease Agreement General Business Agreement General Contractor ... READ MORE

House Selling in Washington, DC
Selling a house in Washington, D.C. is harder than you realize. If you ignore the District’s laws and regulations, you could be faced with costly legal problems. Before you sell your home, be aware of what you need to know. Differing Roles of a Real Estate Agent Your real estate agent has the means ... READ MORE


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