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Old 01-31-2020, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default I was going to co-rent a house with someone

I was going to co-rent a house with someone I didnt know ---we had both liked it and said we where interested-- they went without me and got the lease printed up and started acting strange so I no longer want to sign the lease and when I told nm them I didnt want to they said they where going to sue me ----can they do that if I never signed anything?
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:38 PM   #2
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If you never signed anything at all, walk away. Contracts relating to real estate must be in writing.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:39 PM   #3
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can they do that if I never signed anything?
Anybody can sue anybody for anything. And anybody can threaten to sue which is normally hot air.

I don't think you need to lose any sleep over this.

But remember this experience next time you consider a roommate. Roommate arrangements often turn to poison.
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People are allowed to sue for frivolous things because courts are open to everyone. That is part of Rule of Law and Liberal Democracy.
That does not mean that the people who sue for frivolous things win.
No, frivolous suits are thrown out. And, those who sue for frivolous things have lost their filing fees — in the state courts in South Carolina the filing fee and service charges will usually run over $150.00.
Not only are frivolous suits thrown out, but people who file frivolous suits are often made to pay the costs and fees of the people they sued. The courts don’t like to waste time with frivolous lawsuits and neither do most attorneys. If a person has enough money he can find an unscrupulous attorney to file a frivolous lawsuit but the lawyer who files it will have acquired a bad reputation for being unscrupulous.

If the lawsuit is found to be frivolous, the case is dismissed and the individual filing the lawsuit is subject to sanctions (the payment of fines, the payment of costs and fees for the other party, etc)
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:12 PM   #5
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Late to the game again...
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People are allowed to sue for frivolous things because courts are open to everyone. That is part of Rule of Law and Liberal Democracy.
That does not mean that the people who sue for frivolous things win.
No, frivolous suits are thrown out. And, those who sue for frivolous things have lost their filing fees — in the state courts in South Carolina the filing fee and service charges will usually run over $150.00.
Not only are frivolous suits thrown out, but people who file frivolous suits are often made to pay the costs and fees of the people they sued. The courts don’t like to waste time with frivolous lawsuits and neither do most attorneys. If a person has enough money he can find an unscrupulous attorney to file a frivolous lawsuit but the lawyer who files it will have acquired a bad reputation for being unscrupulous.

If the lawsuit is found to be frivolous, the case is dismissed and the individual filing the lawsuit is subject to sanctions (the payment of fines, the payment of costs and fees for the other party, etc)
Well said my friend!! Though in the US I still think we are WAY too litigious.
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