Can I sue the owner of a company personally?
You May Be Able to Sue the Business Owner(s) Personally
If a business is an LLC or corporation, except in very rare circumstances, you can’t sue the owners personally for the business’s wrongful conduct.
How do you decide who to sue?
If you are suing a person and know the person’s full legal name, that is usually what you should use when you list the person as a defendant in your case.
Who do you sue in a company?
While most employment lawsuits are against employers, an employer can sue an employee for such things as breach of contract or violation of a restrictive covenant. If the amount of money is small, you may be able to take your case to a small claims court. Each state has specific dollar limits for small claims court.
What are reasons to sue a company?
What are Some Common Reasons Companies are Sued?
- Suppliers or consumers believe that the company has breached a contract.
- Shareholders believe the company misled the public about the company’s financial situation.
- Companies or individuals claim your organization has infringed upon their intellectual property rights.
How do I take legal action against a company?
There are a few steps which you should take if a professional does not provide the service at a level which you should expect:
- Obtain a full set of your files.
- Make a formal complaint to the organisation.
- Make a formal complaint to their governing body.
- Seek advice on bringing a claim.
Who is liable for a corporation?
A corporation is an incorporated entity designed to limit the liability of its owners (called shareholders). Generally, shareholders are not personally liable for the debts of the corporation. Creditors can only collect on their debts by going after the assets of the corporation.
What happens if you sue someone and lose?
You can lose a lot in a lawsuit, including your home, car and life savings. If you lose in court, you’ll have to disclose all of your assets, and you might lose money and property if you aren’t careful. Insurance can protect you, but it has to be the right insurance.
Can I sue for emotional distress?
The courts recognize emotional distress as a type of damage that can be recovered through a civil lawsuit. This means you can sue someone for emotional trauma or distress if you can provide evidence to support your claims.
How much does it cost to sue someone?
It’s difficult to come up with an average number for how much suing someone costs, but you should expect to pay somewhere around $10,000 for a simple lawsuit. If your lawsuit is complicated and requires a lot of expert witnesses, the cost will be much, much higher.
How long does it take to sue a company?
In most cases, it will take at least a year to litigate; however, higher-value cases can take two years or more! In these cases, there is more motivation for the employer to fight and decrease the value of the case.
Can you sue a company for bad customer service?
You generally cannot sue for poor customer service or rudeness. However, you can issue a complaint with the Better Business Bureau in your community, and be sure you don’t reward that company by giving them more of your business…