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Lawsuits

About Lawsuits

In order to bring a lawsuit against a person or business in California, you must do the following:

  • Be a natural person and have “legal standing” and “legal capacity” to sue a person or business.
  • Decide which court and county is appropriate to file the lawsuit.
  • Draft and file an initial complaint, also known as a lawsuit, which states the essential elements of your claim or dispute.
  • Legally notify the person(s) or business(es) that a lawsuit has been filed against them.

Each of the steps above are required in order for a lawsuit to proceed. Failure to meet the above requirements in the proper order and within the proper time limits may result in the court immediately dismissing a case. SueYa.com’s experts have experience across all California jurisdictions and will take the lead on getting your lawsuit filed correctly and promptly.

What's included in our service?

Starting at $149.99 plus Filing Fees

Small Claim, Limited Claim or Unlimited Claim

Based on your inputs, we determine how to classify your case.

Courthouse Selection

Based on your inputs, SueYa.com will determine the appropriate courthouse and department to file suit.

Initial Complaint Document Preparation

We will draft the lawsuit according to the details you provide for your claim or dispute.

Process of Service

SueYa.com will notify (or serve) the defendants to inform them that a lawsuit has been filed.

Lawsuit Status Updates

Track the progress of your lawsuit and receive alerts if you need to take any actions.

What You Need to Know
Not everyone can initiate a lawsuit. In fact, in order to initiate a lawsuit you must have legal standing. In short, you need to figure out if you have the right to file a lawsuit against the person or business. This is done by first determining if you have been directly affected by the legal dispute you are bringing against them.

For example, if you were injured in a car collision where a negligent person ran a red light, you would have legal standing to bring a lawsuit against them because you actually suffered an injury in the collision. You may also have legal standing, even if you are not the person that was directly injured, if you are a caretaker who is suing on behalf of a child or mentally disabled adult.

Finally, you must have legal capacity to be a party to a lawsuit. Some persons that are considered to not have legal capacity to initiate a lawsuit include children under the age of 18 and persons that the court finds mentally incompetent because of an illness, age, or disability.

Examples of Lawsuits

Car Accidents

Personal Injury

Breach of Contract

Medical Claims

Tenant Dispute

Landlord Dispute

Property Disputes

Product Liability

Types of Lawsuits
Small Claim

A civil case filed in small claims court for $10,000 or less. If you are a business (except for a sole proprietor), you can only sue for $5,000 in small claims court.

Limited Claim

A general civil case that involves an amount of money of $25,000 or less.

Unlimited Claim
A general civil case that involves an amount of money over $25,000. Unlimited civil cases also include other types of disputes that do not involve money, like cases to resolve (or “quiet”) title to real property, cases asking for civil restraining orders, and requests to change your name or your child’s name.
Click the ‘+’ icons to view details about each type of lawsuit.
Are you suing a person or a company?

Suing a Person

In California, the individual must be a natural person. The term “natural person” refers to a living human being, with certain rights and responsibilities under the law. By contrast, a “legal person,” or an “artificial person,” is a group of people that is considered by law to be acting as a single individual. Both natural and legal persons are entitled to sue other parties and sign contracts.
In any lawsuit, there is a Plaintiff and a Defendant. The Plaintiff is the party filing the lawsuit and the Defendant is the party being sued.

Suing a Company

A corporation, government, or business may be considered a “legal person” under the court’s definition. Simply put, a “legal person” is a group of people that is considered by law to be acting as a single individual. Both natural and legal persons are entitled to sue other parties and sign contracts.
Enforcing a Judgment

If you prevail in your lawsuit, SueYa.com can assist you to enforce the court’s judgment against the defendant(s).

Often times, winning a lawsuit is only half the battle as you may be dealing with an evasive defendant. People and companies may try and avoid payment or remediation. but SueYa.com offers solutions and we charge nothing up front to enforce a legal judgment.

What are you waiting for?

Get justice today. Start filing your lawsuit with SueYa.com and let us do the heavy lifting!