Oak Creek, WI asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Wisconsin

Q: Providing false info on a small claims summons.

If person A files a summons for small claims on person B. And person A provides false of incorrect information on the summons. What actions can be taken against person A?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Tim Akpinar

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A: As a general matter, if the information is material (and not some minor and inconsequential fact or detail), it could possibly result in dismissal of the action. How it is treated by the court could be determined by the mental state of the person providing the information, in that if it is done knowingly and with the intent to deceive the opposing party, it could constitute fraud (depending on how defined under Wisconsin law(s)).

Tim Akpinar

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