Without getting into any details, a company that I’ve been doing IT work for has been sued. Knowing that I used to work for some law firms and have successfully handled a couple of cases in civil court, I was asked to look at the suit.
The good news is that it looks like the company will win without much effort - the claim is for breach of contract, but the alleged breach was over four years ago, and in California, the statutory limit for bringing action for this is four years.
The bad news is that the company still must file an Answer with the court with the affirmative defense that the plaintiff waited too long and as such, is outta time and outta luck.
I’ve already written up six affirmative defenses and am no stranger to fax-and-file services. The question is:
A person representing themselves in court (in California, at least) appends “in pro per” after their name, indicating that they are acting without an attorney. Obviously, a company isn’t a person, so how would a company go about filing for itself without an attorney?