Are you familiar with the image of a bully who does something mean, like take your lunch, and then say “What are you going to do about it?” And the bullied person has to just take it because he is not as big/tough as the bully?
Unfortunately, the law can work that way too.
There are plenty of cases where someone gets their rights violated or are being tormented and they just have to take it.
Because it is a cost/benefit analysis.
For example, I have a client that is being harassed by her Homeowners Association in violation of the law and the HOA’s by-laws.
She can either let the HOA keep harassing her or she can spend thousands of dollars of her hard-earned money and months or years of her time fighting the HOA.
That is if she even has the money to fight the HOA.
And if you remember from previous posts, in New York, the general rule is you pay for your own attorney.
I also get a few calls a month from people who have been defamed. But they never want to pursue a lawsuit because it is beyond their means to fight.
As you can see, you can be in the right, legally speaking and still get bullied or have to put up with someone wronging you.
This is why attorneys are also called counselors in law, because they help to counsel you in the best course of action, which is not always a legal resolution.
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