Q: Intervention into a theft and fraud claim.
3-4 YEARS AGO, A PERSON WHO SHARED INTIMACY AND TRUST WITH ME SCAMMED MONEY FROM MY FAMILY ON MY BEHALF TOTALING IT TO BE $20K. By the time i know about this the scammer vanishes leaving no evidence.
NOW WHAT ? - I FIND THE SCAMMER HAS BEEN SUED BY AN ANOTHER PARTY for 'theft and conversion of a motor car', and also plaintiff claims that she the defendant owes him money based on an overseas promissory note. the case is still ongoing. (i have nothing to do with the car or the promissory note.)
STATUS OF THE EXISTING CASE -
THE SCAMMER- WHO IS THE DEFENDANT COUNTERCLAIMS 10- 15 defenses and allegations against the plaintiff. TO MY CONCERN the DEFENDANT ALLEGES that the PLAINTIFF HAD RECEIVED MONEY FROM MY MOTHER IN THE PAST AND DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT WHICH 'I' HAD WITH THE SCAMMER. - IF SHE CAN PROVES THIS ALLEGATION AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF CAN I CLAIM THIS MONEY AS AN INTERVENOR INTO THIS SUIT?
A: The situation you describe seems pretty complicated. I would need to know a lot more before I could advise you appropriately on what your best course of action is. But, I can tell you that if you have a legitimate claim to money that is being held in reference to another lawsuit, you can typically intervene into that lawsuit to make your claim. My advice would be for you to contact a board-certified consumer lawyer at your earliest convenience. I am a board-certified lawyer, but in injury law, which is a different area of expertise. I with you the best of luck.
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