You Can Sue for Anything—But Can You Win?
The number-one question people ask lawyers is “Can I sue for that?” The number-two question is “Can he sue me for that?” The short answer to both questions is “yes.” You (and he) can sue for anything.
The more important question is whether or not you (or he) will win. The answer to that is “It depends.” A lawyer can tell you what the law is on a particular topic, and, based on the facts you describe, can make a prediction about what is going to happen. The problem is that it’s only a prediction, and it’s about as accurate as a good weather forecast. Like an unexpected cold front, surprises come up that range from undiscovered facts to a witness falling apart on the stand.
The potential for winning ...