I’ve Been Sued in Federal Court: What do I Do?

Being named as a defendant in a lawsuit is always stressful. This is especially true when you received notice that a federal lawsuit has been filed against you. A lawsuit in federal court can be brought only under limited circumstances, such as when a case arises out of federal law or when a plaintiff and defendant are from different states and the amount in controversy is $75,000 or greater. Because federal cases are often high-stakes cases with a significant amount of money that could potentially be lost, it is imperative you are fully prepared and make informed choices on how to respond when you receive notice of a lawsuit.  When you are sued in federal court, you have a limited time to respond to the summons and complaint.  An experienced Irvine, CA litigation lawyer who handles federal cases can help you to respond within the deadline and to make informed choices about every step of defending yourself after a lawsuit has been filed against you.  Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has ex


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