Clarksville, MD asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Maryland

Q: I let my friend borrow my thumptack account. She used my name and email to get jobs. One of her clients is suing me!

Since she used my name I am the one getting sued what should I do!

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Defend the suit, file a third-party complaint against your friend. Since you probably don't know how to do this, you may need to pay a lawyer. If the amount of the suit is under $5,000, meaning it's a Small Claims matter, you may be able to defend yourself by filing a timely Notice of Intention to Defend and using the District Court forms to fill-in and file the third-party conmplaint against your friend. You'll need a process server or the Sheriff to serve the summons and third-party complaint on your friend. Then you can all appear in court before a judge and sort it all out.

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