Yes, I’ll say it: Sovereign citizens are cuckoo for cocoa puffs. They believe the U.S. government became a corporation and lost jurisdiction over its citizens in 1933 when the gold standard was dropped. As a result, every U.S. citizen is now his or her own “sovereign”. A sovereign citizen has to make a contract with that corporation – one governed by admiralty or […]
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What’s the latest in litigation news? Delaware has a new mandatory course for landlords on evicting their tenants. A pro se litigant doesn’t let his finances keep him from suing an insurer. And the Bundy brothers in Oregon irritate a federal judge by defending themselves at trial.
Pro se litigants who make big mistakes lose badly and quickly. This is most often due to lack of knowledge, but judicial bias and lawyer tricks add another layer of peril. To stay alive, avoid these 6 mistakes that could cost you your case.
About the Answer Stage You’ve received a summons and complaint. Now, it’s time to respond in a way that refutes the complaint and states your side. At this point, you can file several documents, including an answer and affirmative defenses. At the end of this stage, the issues to be argued at trial will be […]