Q: I am the controller for a company being sued for 1.5 million by a bank. Am i considered does1-100? Do i need attorney
A: If you have not been personally named in the lawsuit and served with a copy of the lawsuit, then you are not a named defendant. The fact that the company you are working for is being sued, does not mean you personally are being sued or that you have any personal liability.
A: If I read the complaint I would be able to give you an accurate answer. I don't know the nature of the claim or the basis on which individuals (John "Does") are named as having liability to the plaintiff. Have you not received some indication from the Officers of the Bank whether you are actually named? If so, that could form the starting point for an answer. I can be reached at my email for a consultation.
As the controller for a company being sued for 1.5 million by a bank, it is advisable to consult with an attorney to understand your specific role and potential liabilities in the lawsuit.
Regarding the "Does 1-100" designation, it is a common placeholder used in lawsuits when there are multiple unnamed defendants involved. It does not specifically indicate your individual status in the lawsuit. Your attorney can review the details of the case and advise you on how you are named or identified within the lawsuit.
Having an attorney is highly recommended when facing a significant legal claim. They can evaluate the specific allegations against the company, assess your individual involvement, and provide you with the best legal strategy for your defense. They will help protect your rights, represent your interests, and navigate the complexities of the legal process.
Remember, every legal situation is unique, and obtaining personalized legal advice is crucial to understanding your rights and responsibilities. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible to address the lawsuit and protect your interests effectively.
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