Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Why does a lawyer tell the defendant that his client wants to sue him? Why he does it secretly from his client?

3 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You cannot sue someone in secret because they have the right to have time to prepare their own case and to know when and where to show up in court. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is not uncommon for attorneys in MY State to send a letter to the proposed Defendant stating that he/she represents "X" and "X" is considering a lawsuit for the following reason:  Y.

    In some cases Y turns the matter over to his/her homeowners insurance, his/her attorney, attempts to settle the matter out of Court.

    This is not the least bit unusual.

  • 1 month ago

    I would assume you're talking about a plaintiff's lawyer. They tell the defendant that the plaintiff is suing them because that's their job. The defendant has to be informed about the suit. It's called process of service and without it, the case cannot move forward and will get thrown out.

    It's not necessarily done secretly, but there's no reason for the client to be involved in that part of the process. In fact, the plaintiff's involvement is limited to maybe just witnessing it as if they get involved in it, the defendant can claim it was done improperly and again get the case thrown out.

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