How to Dispute Venue
If you believe you were sued in the wrong court, you can dispute the venue of your case. Typically disputing the venue may result in your case being transferred to a different court, or dismissed (without prejudice) but the plaintiff may refile the case in a different court, it will not actually close the case. Even if you know you are sued in the wrong court, you can volunteer to have it heard at the court you are sued in, so you can get it over with.
If you believe that you were sued in the wrong court and you would like to dispute the venue, you have two options:
- Go to court on the day of your trial hearing and request that the case be dismissed.
- Write to the court explaining why you think the claim was brought to the wrong court. Be sure to send a copy to the other parties.
If the judge disagrees with you, then your case will be heard that day. If the judge agrees, then your case will either be dismissed or transferred to a different court
Cómo Disputar la Jurisdicción
- Vaya a la corte el día de su audiencia de juicio y solicite que se desestime el caso.
- Escriba a la corte explicando por qué cree que la demanda se presentó ante la corte equivocada. Asegúrese de enviar una copia a las otras partes.