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How to win in small claims court in New York
Rogers, James L., 1965-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
xiv, 148 pages ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library KFN5976.Z9 R64 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Filing a small claims case allows you to have the court determine your legal rights in cases of up to $3,000. Designed to be more simple and 'do-it-yourself' than typical court cases, small claims court can still be very complicated unless you know the process and language of the courts. How to Win in Small Claims Court in New York simplifies and thoroughly explains everything you need to know to successfully handle your own small claims case, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant.Complete with court terminology, step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book makes filing or defending suits in small claims court inexpensive and hassle-free.This book explains in simple language:Whether you have a valid caseHow to file your caseArguing your caseDefending your caseSettling your caseCountersuingRules of evidenceUsing expert witnessesFollowing rules of evidenceCollecting your judgmentGarnishing wages

Author Notes

James L. Rogers received his B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, has written extensively on a wide range of legal subjects and is currently practicing law in Albany, New York.Mark Warda received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or co-authored over sixty self-help law books including How to Start a Business in New York and How to Make a New York Will. Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David. James L. Rogers received his law degree from Suffolk University and his Ph.D. in molecular medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has written extensively on a wide range of legal subjects. Rogers has worked for several law firms and a biotechnology company concerning patent and related intellectual law property matters. He is currently President of RogersIPGroup ( and he is also the creator of Ypatent (, which is a website containing a wealth of information for inventors and people in the life science fields.

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