How to Dodge a Lawsuit

Win with Jurisdictionary! Need to dodge a lawsuit?

Whether you’re a plaintiff or defendant, you must know what smart defendants do to dodge lawsuits.

If a defendant is served with a complaint, he may dodge the lawsuit by filing motions to avoid filing an Answer!

This is called the “flurry of motions”.

Once a defendant files an Answer, he’s locked in and misses this chance to dodge the lawsuit altogether.

Don’t file an Answer if you can dodge the lawsuit with a “flurry of motions”.

Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-stepInexperienced lawyers and pro se people make the avoidable mistake of filing an Answer to plaintiff’s Complaint … instead of using the flurry of motions.

  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion to Strike
  • Motion for More Definite Statement

Each of these motions postpones the necessity of filing an Answer to the Complaint … and gains you valuable time and evidence-gathering opportunities!

In some cases it puts an end to the case. Period!

Failure to use the Flurry of Motions weakens your case.

Know how to use the Flurry of Motions.

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Win Without Risking Trial!

Do you know how to win before trial?

Lawyers drag out cases so they can bill for more time.

Many refuse to do things “the right way” so they can avoid trial, because they make more money if they can take their clients’ cases all-the-way to the bitter, knock-down, drag-out bitter end at trial.

Do you hold winning cards (law and facts)?

Then you can win before trial!

  1. There is no evidence you cannot get in before trial.
  2. There are no witnesses you cannot question under oath before trial.
  3. There are no documents or things you cannot get in before trial.
  4. There are no legal arguments you cannot make before trial.
  5. There is nothing going to happen at trial that cannot be made to happen before trial.

The “trying” of your case with the first pleading and continues with discovery and motions before trial.

Common reasons cases go to trial are:

  1. Lazy lawyer who didn’t do the pre-trial work he could have done.
  2. Stupid lawyer who didn’t know how to do the pre-trial work he could have done.
  3. Greedy lawyer who didn’t want to do the pre-trial work he could have done.
  4. No lawyer and no idea how to do the pre-trial work that could have been done.

Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-stepDon’t wait for trial to win!

A few reasons why are:

  1. Trial is uncertain, especially with unpredictable juries and corrupt judges.
  2. Trial is “think on your feet” with opponent trying to throw you off with objections.
  3. Trial is a nasty battle against lawyers’ willing to cheat if they can.
  4. Trial is a last bite at the apple, with no take backs and no retreats.

Win before trial!

There are no questions you can ask at a trial that you cannot ask before trial using interrogatories, requests for admissions, depositions, and subpoenas.

There are no documents or things you can bring to trial that you cannot get into the trial record before trial using requests for production, subpoenas, and depositions duce tecum.

There are no legal arguments you can make at trial that you cannot make more effectively and more powerfully before trial using the online legal research and carefully drafted memoranda.

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Get Your Evidence Admitted ! ! !

Man Waving Papers

Don’t end up like this poor fellow!

Here he is in the heat of trial.

He’s trying to offer documents he’s been counting on to win his case.

He’s trying to present them for the first time on the day of the trial.

Big mistake!

His documents can do nothing unless and until they are admitted as “admissible evidence”.

Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-stepHe will lose … needlessly!

He thought he’d be tricky and surprise his opponents.

He hid his “evidence”, waiting till the last minute to “spring it” on his opponent at trial, hoping it would be too late for his opponent to respond effectively.

Bad idea!

Ambush rarely works at trial … no matter what you see on TV or in the movies.

If you don’t get your evidence in before trial, you’ll likely not get it in at all.

Then you will lose … needlessly!

Why not be prepared?

You only get one bite at the trial apple.

Why wait till trial to test evidence for admissibility.

Never trust what a witness promises she will say.

Never trust that a document will be admitted … even if it’s sealed with royal wax imprinted by a king’s ring and draped with silk ribbons.

If you assume you have “evidence” to spring on your opponent at trial, you are playing a dangerous game, risking everything for no advantage whatever.

If you wait to present “secret evidence” at trial, you’re betting on the wrong horse!

Evidence that isn’t admitted isn’t evidence!

Authenticate before trial.

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Case-Winning Paperwork Part Two …

Think about this question … think really, really hard and long!

What is your goal?

Impress the judge?

Confuse the opponent?

Or, win the case?

Everything we do in life has in one sense or another a particular goal. Some things we do are automatic, like breathing, yet there is always a goal.

In business, the goal is to provide a benefit to others that they will want to pay for.

In sports, the goal is to perform to the highest of our athletic ability.

In law, the goal is to achieve certain well defined benchmarks!

Here is where most lawyers and nearly all pro se people miss the boat … they get sidetracked!

Every word, spoken in the courtroom or written on paper filed with the clerk and served on the other side, must aim toward a specific goal.

Any words not aimed at the goal must go!

Most of what I’ve seen from pro se people (and quite a bit from the dozens of lawyers I had to deal with since 1986 when I first started as a licensed attorney) read more like a long-winded story.Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

Legal writing is NOT “story-telling”!

Every word has a purpose.

Any word that can do nothing substantial to achieve the goal (which is winning, by the way) must go.

Say what needs saying and stop!

Aim every word at your goal.

You don’t need a “novelist’s eye” or a “bartender’s ear”, like Jimmy Buffett.

You’re assembling the parts of a powerful engine.

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Case-Winning Paperwork … Part 1

Want to drive your opponents nuts?Man Waving Paper

Tie them down with word-power!

What you’ll learn will empower you to stuff your opponents in a word-box and win your case hands-down!

Most pro se people never understand this … so they lose, needlessly.

Many lawyers never understand this … so they also lose, needlessly … and take their client’s money anyway!

Short sentences.

Powerful sentences.

Sentences with ONE VERB.

Sentences with ONE SUBJECT.

One subject. One verb. And only the absolutely necessary adjectives and adverbs.Big-Nosed Nazi

If it’s important to say your opponent’s nose was gigantic, say so. Otherwise, leave it out!

Each sentence is a complete thought.

Mrs. Edgerton taught me that in Second Grade, and it’s helped me win countless court battles.

Winning in court is all about effective communication.

The “How to Win in Court” course will show you how!

When “The Law” Breaks the Law!

The Wild Wild West was won by a few folks clever enough to establish “Law & Order” in the unsettled wilds west of the Mississippi by bringing along:

  • A thoroughly-read Bible,
  • A Colt revolver and Winchester rifle,
  • A good horse and well-provisioned wagon, and
  • A sturdy copy of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England

England, did you say?


In that single book (you can get a Kindle or Nook version for free) written before our Declaration of Independence, those early settlers found enough common-sense law to jail bandits, hang rustlers, and open the way for railroads and booming towns and cities … impossible without law and order.

Contrary to what you see on TV, it wasn’t faster guns or bigger fists that settled lawless towns like Tombstone and Dodge City. It was the support of local townsfolk who wanted law and order. People who believed in the principles of Justice found in those two books: the Bible and Blackstone. People with courage to put an end to lawlessness.

Yet today we face a new threat lawlessness!

It may be a bank using fraud to foreclose.

It may be a corrupt business partner, ex-spouse, or next-door neighbor out-of-control.

For many it’s the threat of government officials refusing to follow the law – tax collectors, police officers, and corrupt judges who break the law to allow fraud to reign free in their courts as lawyers rape people who do not know “How to Win in Court”.

When “the law” becomes outlaw, there’s only one remedy.

People who know how to use the Rules!

The Rules of Evidence that control all civil and criminal proceedings in state and federal courts comprise less than 30 pages in the official rule books?

The Rules of Procedure that control all civil and criminal proceedings in state and federal courts comprise less than 60 pages in the official rule books?Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

You can use those rules to control every judge, every lawyer, every bank, every giant corporation, your next door neighbor, a business partner, and every state and federal agency trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Solve your legal problems today the same way western settlers brought lawlessness to its knees in the Wild West more than a century ago … learn the Rules!

Justice is Yours for the Taking!

Protect yourself children from lawless legal officials, scheming bankers, incompetent doctors, rival siblings, and anyone else who seeks to do you harm.

If a fraudulent lender, bill collector, tax man, corrupt judge, crooked lawyer, or anyone else uses unlawful force to deprive you or your family of your rights, teach them a lesson!

That’s how the West was won!

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Preparing for Hearings or Trial …

Preparing for Hearings or TrialPreparing for Hearings or Trial …

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Preparation is everything!

Whether you’re training for the Olympics or trying to win a case in court, winners know they must exercise, prepare themselves, and be ready for competition.

Most court cases can be won before trial.

All you need to know is how to use a handful of tools effectively.Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

  1. Proper pleadings.
  2. Evidence discovery tools.
  3. Motions and memoranda.
  4. Courtroom objections.

Pleadings frame the case and tell the court what the fight is about.

Evidence proves the facts alleged.

Motions “move” the court to act.

Courtroom objections put the judge on notice he will be appealed if he rules against you!

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Legal Research

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Ignorance of the Law is NO EXCUSE!

Do you know how to find the official law that will decides who wins your case?

Do you know how to find and read appellate case reports?

Do you know how to find and read statutes, code, and ordinances?

It’s easier than you might imagine!

If you went to court before personal computers and the internet, you’d be digging through dismally dry and boring stacks of look-alike books in a law library (if you could find one nearby).

Back then, winning required hundreds of hours turning dusty pages, pulling piles of books from the stacks, spreading them on a library table, and taking notes on a yellow pad in search of support.

All that has changed.

Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-stepThanks to the internet and price competition, online legal research is now within the reach of most pocketbooks.

Learn how to find the law.

Learn how to cite the law in your pleadings, motions, memoranda, and briefs.

Clever argument is not enough.

You cannot win without finding and citing official legal authorities that control judges.

Be assured your opponent will cite legal authorities favoring his case.

You must do the same … if you want to win.

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Using On-Line Legal Research …

Control Judges with Jurisdictionary!Using On-Line Legal Research …

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Find the Law that Controls the Judge!

Otherwise, you cannot hope to win!

You cannot win without citing “legal authority”.

You cannot cite “legal authority” if you don’t know how to find it.

The judge is not “legal authority”.

Judges are required to obey “legal authority”.

Go tell a judge your personal opinions about the law and how you think he should rule, and see how far it gets you!

The only opinions that count in court are written opinions of appellate court justices.

Your opinions count for nothing in court.

Control the judge with “legal authority” by researching and citing appellate court opinions.

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Your opponent will cite legal authorities.

You must do the same … if you want to win.

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How to Argue with Judges!

Baseball player arguing with Umpire

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Arguing with judges is like arguing with baseball umpires.

You better know the rules AND HOW TO USE THEM!

Here are a

few rules from the Official Major League Baseball Rulebook:

  • A player is not permitted to step or go into a dugout to make a catch.
  • A player is permitted to reach into a dugout to make a catch.
  • If a player makes a catch outside the dugout and his momentum carries him into the dugout, the catch is allowed as long as the player does not fall in the dugout.

Simple enough?


What if one team’s players and coaches don’t know the rules?

Will it do any good to argue with the umpire?

Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-stepProbably not!

And %#$@&$#*% will only get you thrown out of the park!

To arguey with a baseball umpire or judge in a courtroom, you must know the Rules of Court … and how how to use them.

It’s the bottom of the ninth. Two down. Batter at the plate.

The count is three and two. The batter pops a high foul. You push back your catcher’s mask and dash toward the dugout to make the catch. The ball hits your glove and you trip on the rim of the dugout and fall in. Scrambling to your feet, you climb back out of the dugout, ball in your upraised hand, triumphant grin on your face.

Teammates cheer.

Fans roar fanatic approval from the stands.

But, the scornful look on the umpire’s f

ace and his raspy voice erase your victorious joy.

“Foul Ball!”

“But, I caught the ball, ump!”

The player strides purposely toward the umpire, waving a fist, yelling obscenities, and spitting (of course).

Fast behind is the coach, marching menacingly toward the umpire, cap shoved back, fists in the air, also shouting nasties a

nd accusing the umpire of needing a new pair of glasses.

The umpire stands firmly behind the plate, hands planted on his hips, and waits for the verbal onslaught.

“I caught the foul ball. It’s an out!”

“It’s a foul ball. Period!” the umpire insists.

“You must be blind, Ump! It’s an out! Game’s over. We win! You saw me catch

“Maybe not,” the umpire insists, “but Jeeter knows the ground rules! You fell in the dugout. Catch doesn’t count. Get back behind the plate where you belong!”the ball? Jeeter couldn’t do any better!”

“But. But. But.”

Learn the official rules and how to use them … or lose!

End of story!

Learn how to use the rules!

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