Have you ever been a defendant (or plaintiff) in court?

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    My name is Stephanie and I am a college senior writing an honors thesis in Sociology. My research deals with defendants (and plaintiffs) in court cases. As part of my study, I need people who have been defendants or plaintiffs to fill out a survey about their courtroom experience. The survey will be completely anonymous and only used for the purposes of my paper. It is in no way related to any journalistic endeavor.

    If you are interested in taking this survey, please let me know.

    Thank you,

    Stephanie
     
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    My only experience as a litigant was my divorce, Stephanie, but if it helps, I will take the survey.
     
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    I'm suing you for calling me a biatch. Get a lawyer, biatch.
     
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    Someone divorced you? Surely you jest.
     
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    I'm not giving out any info and I suggest everyone else do the same.

    Reported.
     
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    First post, and she is looking for personal info?

    Something is fishy here.
     
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    I am sorry to cause anyone any alarm. It is my first post because when I realized I needed a way to find survey participants, I looked for web sites that had discussion boards that related to the law and the court system.

    It is a holiday weekend now, but once school resumes I will find a way to have my school verify the nature of my research for anyone who wants it.

    Thank you,

    Stephanie
     
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    Truth is an absolute defense...*laughs*.
     
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    Wait and see what question she asks; no, it would not be wise to give RL names and case numbers, but perhaps the survey asks "How long did you wait for a decision?" "Did you think the judge was fair?" etc.

    I fail to see how such replies would harm anyone.
     
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    Stephanie, might be better to post the survey questions and let folks reply, either by post or private message. No one will give any verifiable private information, but feedback on the experience of having been a litigant, I know I would be willing to share that.
     

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