Thanks to an arbitration clause in your Jackson Hewitt terms of service contract, you can’t sue the company in any court except small claims court. It can be time-consuming, but suing Jackson Hewitt in small claims court can lead to a favorable outcome.
Are you ready to sue Jackson Hewitt in small claims court? Small claims courts are only for certain types of claims, so your first step is to make sure your claim qualifies for the legal process. There are two things you need to know:
If your claim doesn’t fall within the limits of your state’s small claims court, you’ll have to arbitrate your claim instead.
Your demand letter should be clear and concise. Tell Jackson Hewitt who you are (your name, address, phone number and account number), what the problem is, and what you want from the company. The whole letter should last just a few sentences. Remember that you are just checking a box on your to do list before you file an actual claim.
When you’re done writing the demand letter, you need to mail a hard copy of the letter to Jackson Hewitt’s legal department. You should send the demand letter via certified mail to ensure Jackson Hewitt receives it. Jackson Hewitt is based in Delaware and receives mail at this address :
Jackson Hewitt Inc.
CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY
100 SHOCKOE SLIP
RICHMOND VA 23219
If you would like examples of demand letters or more information about how to write the letters, you should refer to this informative guide.
Each state has a set of forms that need to be filled out to file a claim, and sometimes counties will require the submission of additional forms. The correct number of forms for your location is available for free on your website run by the state court system.
Make sure you fill out enough forms. Most states that require you to file forms by mail or in-person will ask for 3 or 4 copies. If you don’t have the right number of copies, you can expect the court clerk to drop your lawsuit.
When you’re done filling out the court forms, it’s time to submit the forms to the court. The filing process can be tricky to navigate.
All courts require plaintiffs to pay a filing fee before they allow your a lawsuit against Jackson Hewitt to begin in small claims court. This fee, which is published on your court website, is sometimes waived for low income plaintiffs.
When you file your forms, the court clerk provides you with a stamped copy of each form, as well as a reminder about the court date. Take care of the stamped form copies, and make sure to bring the paperwork to court on the day of the hearing.
Now that you’ve filed the papers required to start your case against Jackson Hewitt, you need to tell Jackson Hewitt that the company can expect a summons to appear in small claims court. This is a called “serving” Jackson Hewitt. To do this, you need to deliver copies of your filed papers to Jackson Hewitt.
Look at your court’s website for instructions on how to properly deliver the forms to Jackson Hewitt, or search for “[your state] small claims service of process”. Courts have many strict rules about how to serve a defendant,. Make sure you do it right to prevent the court clerk from throwing out your lawsuit.
Are you ready to sue Jackson Hewitt in small claims court?
If this sounds too hard and expensive, try consumer arbitration instead…
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