My business was sued. What do I do

My business was sued. What do I do

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My business was sued. What do I do?

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First step is consider hiring an attorney. Typically, a suit starts with the service of a summons, and you typically only have 20 days to respond in writing to that suit. So compile your paperwork, and consult an attorney.

If it’s a small claims case, there’s an opportunity to handle that pro se, meaning without an attorney. However, a business entity in Florida must be represented by an attorney in a court of law if it’s a non-small claims case.