1. Free Legal Help, Legal Forms and Lawyers. TheLaw.com has been providing free legal assistance online since 1995. Our most popular destinations for legal help are below. It only takes a minute to join our legal community!

    Dismiss Notice

Can I sue & name a charity the benefactor?

Discussion in 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' started by RmelissaR, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. RmelissaR

    RmelissaR Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Jurisdiction:
    Virginia
    Could somebody take another to civil court and Sue for charity? Let's say you have a case that you feel very strongly about but, most would feel you were just looking for money? You strongly wish to see this person to court and deeply believe in their need for some kind of punishment.
    So, is it really possible for the suit to be declared as payable to a reputable, large charity? The court would be aware of the money being for charity and not for your personal disposal? ( minus attorney fees, of course).
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

    Messages:
    10,329
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Trophy Points:
    113

    No, the court wouldn't be aware because that information would have nothing to do with the case and would not be admissable.

    You sue if you have reason to sue. What you do with the money after you win is your business and has nothing to do with anything.
     
  3. RmelissaR

    RmelissaR Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thank You for your reply. Something I've always wondered about, even outside anything personal. Your answer makes total sense though.
     

Share This Page