Yeah, my mom has spoken to a lawyer, and its going to cost $1,000 for them just to show up to court. They really didn't have much to say except that they would go to court and see what the judge has to say.
The economy is tight, and being self employed and owning a womens clothing store, income is tight. She would really rather not pay a lawyer, and is considering just changing the name and avoiding all this. I think that's BS though, she shouldn't be bullied by anyone (that might just be my ego talking), and changing her name is costly in itself. Signs, documents, etc...it all costs money.
I'm trying to talk her into just going to court on our own (me and her). We have a client here that went through the same thing. It was Twin Hill Electric Service vs. Twin Hill and the judge laughed it off. I'm thinking the judge would do the same in this case. Seems so petty. She's afraid of going to court, losing, and having to pay for changing + the other persons lawyers.
1 unless you mom can spend this money in defense cause she doesn't want to fuck around "then spend it, its a fully deductible" and be done the lawyer can tell her the rest, like if found not guilty, counter sue the bitch for everything associated and the kitchen sink.
2. dont get the lawyer yet, go to court with all paperwork showing from days 1 this is how and why she filed for that name, and or "i am sure you guys are incorporated" get all corporation letters and the filing for assumed names to clear that name to use. and the old addy and then the new one.
simply with that and the fucken fact the other shop is 40 miles away?????? and its a cothing shop? no disrespect..what? maybe a 100k business? lets even say 500K a year. people dont sue over this shit.
people sue for shit like this cause that other lady has a stick up her ass and doesnt like your mom "since you made reference they kinda know each other"
SO IN THIS CASE? i would layer up and go to court, cause i would almost bet money if he listens to the case and doesn't set a trial date for a judge hearing your gonna get it done right there OR the 2nd time.
in which YOU lawyer fees, and associated cost YOUR GONNA counter sue that bitch and win later if your mom is held not liable.
so fuck that cunt!
can you tell ive been through this myself once or twice?