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Paying a decent lawyer is prohibitively expensive for a $8-9k claim.

If there's a way to get attorneys' fees paid (I don't know SC civil procedure at all), that's great - it seems like a strong case. Otherwise, you might be better off in small claims representing yourself. In my state, the "judges" at that level are usually not lawyers and are not bound by the general rules of evidence, or even by precedent. They tend not to know what the law is or care -- they make judgments based on what they think is fair. (I had a client lose because the plaintiff portrayed herself as the victim, as a single mother being bullied by a "big corporation." The "big corporation" is a small family homebuilder, and she had them build her a house, and didn't show up at closing because interest rates went up and she didn't want to buy the house anymore, and didn't even bother to talk to them. And sued to get her deposit back! The kicker: SHE WORKED AS A MORTGAGE LOAN UNDERWRITER!!! In any event, bottom line was, I think they felt sorry for her because she was pro se and my client had a lawyer there (a colleague, not me).)

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Posted: 10/13/2021 at 4:21PM


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