Q: Can a company hire counsel to represent them in small claims court in Florida?
I am bringing a company in to small claims court. They are threatening to countersue me for their counsel fees. Is a company able to hire counsel to represent them in small claims court in Florida?
A: Yes. Attorney's fees can only be awarded by contract or statute. Why are you suing? Assuming there is no contract, attorneys fees could only be awarded if there is a statute. Sometimes it costs more to hire an attorney to either bring suit or defend one than it is worth.
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