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

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No Harm = No Damages = No Case

If you haven’t already suffered some kind of loss, or there isn’t some ongoing issue that directly affects you, the law doesn’t have the ability to help you. The law isn’t concerned with an imaginary future; it works based on what’s happened in the past and makes very few predictions. For example, the law will not tell someone not to follow you tomorrow if he’s never followed you in the first place. As far as the law is concerned, if you haven’t been hurt, you don’t have a loss. If you don’t have a loss, then you don’t have a problem. No harm and no problem mean no damages, and if you don’t have damages, you don’t have a lawsuit.

Is the Loss Worth Anything?

Be wary, though: even if there is harm, the damages ...

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