Houston, TX asked in Civil Litigation for Texas

Q: In civil court, am I able to sue a person for more than just the assests they own, if he did fraud. I live in Texas.

The person Im suing has 100,000 worth of assets. Can I sue him for triple this amount. He did fraud in civil court. Or can I sue him for any amount for stress, damages, fees. It been 3 years we fighting and I dont want to settle. Is it up to the judge.

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Jack Ternan

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  • Plano, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can sue him for any amount of damages, and you can get a judgment for whatever amount the evidence supports. Of course, you cannot collect a judgment for more than the person has in assets (unless they have a wealthy benefactor that will pay it for them), and if the person only has $100,000 in assets, the amount you can collect will likely be substantially less than that because of exemptions.

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