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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Chapter 1
How Lawsuits Start
In This Chapter
• Why “Can I sue?” is the wrong question
• Understanding the legal time frame
• Defining your goals
• Avoiding frivolous lawsuits
Civil lawsuits start with a problem. It can be a problem between two people or shared by two million people. The problem can involve the government or business, or both.
Before people sue, they usually try to resolve the problem on their own. When that doesn’t work, a lawsuit is a way to solve the problem and enforce its solution.

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