File A Lawsuit Against Dillard’s — And Win
Dillard’s is an Arkansas-based department chain store with almost 300 stores in 29 states. The company offers retail sales of dresses, clothing, and other home goods. Additionally, it operates a Credit Card named “Dillard’s National Bank” that was sold to GE Money Bank. Customers can purchase American Express Cards through Dillard’s, acquiring benefits for in-store purchases as well.
For consumers, incidents in Dillard’s are typically a result of negligence, poor upkeep, or issues with credit cards and contracts. If you’ve encountered any problems with Dillard’s, find out how to sue in a quick and simple way using DoNotPay, the world’s first robot lawyer.
Can You Sue Dillard’s?
Below, find the most common reasons why people choose to sue Dillard’s in small claims court. These issues range from personal injuries to the company’s lack of adherence to a warranty.
|Slips & Falls||Slipping or falling on anything in or around Dillard’s premises.|
|Poor Store Maintenance||A lack of store maintenance and adherence to safety procedures causing injury.|
|Breaching Credit Card Contracts||A breach of a contract that has been co-signed by Dillard’s – typically for a credit card or Amex that has been given in the store’s name.|
|Not Fulfilling Warranties||A breach or unfulfillment of your warranty that has been given by Dillard’s – typically relating to purchases of appliances or other warranty-holding products.|
Was Dillard’s Neglectful?
Although your case might appear to fulfill the requirements of a lawsuit, it is important to establish negligence in filing a small claims case against Dillard’s.
- Duty: Prove that Dillard’s owed a legal duty to you.
- Breach: Prove that Dillard’s breached their legal duty through specific actions, failing to act appropriately.
- Causation: Prove that due to Dillard’s negligence, injuries or damages were incurred.
- Damages: Prove that you endured specific damages because of Dillard’s negligence, using evidence to support your claim. You can use medical records, loss of wages evidence, or prove that you’ve lost opportunities through records of disadvantage.
What to Consider Before Suing Dillard’s?
Suing is typically a last resort when all of the above have been exhausted. Consider the following and decide whether filing a small claims suit is the most viable option.
- Are there any alternatives? Before suing, you can consider other options:
- Do you have sufficient evidence? Do you have records to validate your claim? This includes but is not limited to:
- Record of payments
- Summary of events
- Reasons for entitlement
- How much will this cost? This is an important question to ask — often, small claims with legal representation are expensive and have a greater cost than the payoff of winning a lawsuit.
How to Sue Dillard’s in Small Claims Court?
Follow these three steps to sue; keeping in mind that often these steps are expensive, time-consuming, and confusing to the average civilian. Dillard’s is also well-equipped with a comprehensive legal system that vets out faulty claims and adheres to the process of filing a lawsuit strictly.
- File a Verified Complaint –– File a document explaining your claim, cause of action, and purpose to the company you are suing.
- File a Civil Summons –– You may need to complete a civil summons form, a document that can be found on many court’s websites. The summons will need to be signed (issued) by a lawyer, court clerk, or judge.
- Serve the Defendant –– Typically, most individuals hire a non-affiliated person to serve the other group their papers.
- Appear in Court –– You must go to and keep track of court appearances, the necessary paperwork required, and steps that you need to take to help the case progress
How to Sue Dillard’s With DoNotPay?
Dillard’s is equipped with a well-informed legal team, and it might be difficult to file a claim against Dillard’s. As a solution to this issue, DoNotPay provides an automated lawsuit generator. All you need to do is:
- Log on to DoNotPay on any web browser and select “Sue Now”
- Enter the dollar amount that you are owed (this could be lost wages or even adequate compensation to cover injuries and medical bills)
- Select whether you’d like to receive a demand letter or court filing forms
- Describe your reason for filing the lawsuit, and submit any additional details (including your photo evidence)
That’s it! DoNotPay will generate a demand letter or court filing forms for you, and a copy of your demand letter will even be mailed to Dillard’s on your behalf!
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