Why Where It Happened Is Important
Where the damage/harm occurred is important. Why?
This fact will determine which jurisdiction to bring a claim to so that the court can have the power to hear the case. Determining which jurisdiction to enter a claim can be tricky. What if we live in different States? What if this happened where neither of us lives? What if we never left our respective areas and still had a complaint?
Squabble also had to tackle these questions. Since Squabble is created and maintained by lawyers, we have a clear and concise answer: If you file where the defendant lives and/or where the harm occurred, the court will have jurisdiction over the defendant and your claim!
Here is an example:
Perry had a contract with Doug for a website. Perry paid a deposit to Doug. They never met in person and live far apart. Doug has gone silent and did not submit any work after the deadline. After many attempts to rectify the issue, Perry wishes to file a claim in court.
Perry reads a Squabble article about filing. Perry thinks to submit a claim where the harm occurred, Perry’s address, and where Doug lives. Perry would spend a lot of money. Perry decides to use Squabble to submit the claim. Our engine will detect the proper jurisdiction and provide a fee estimate. The Triple-Check process will find the exact jurisdiction. Now, Perry only pays for one claim and is given a guarantee that the claim is filed in the proper jurisdiction.