Can they sue you? Even if you do not have the money to pay the debt, always go to court when you are told to go. A creditor or debt collector can win a lawsuit against you even if you are penniless. The lawsuit is not based on whether you can pay—it is based on whether you owe the specific debt amount to that particular plaintiff.
What happens if someone sues you? When another person wants to enforce their legal rights, they may start a court case. If you have injured them, broken a contract with them, broken or damaged their property or said something defamatory, they may want to sue you for money or to make you do something.
Court of Law
When a plaintiff sues you for money or the return of property, you can defend yourself in civil court. You have another legal remedy if the plaintiff is actually at fault. You can counter sue. Countersuing involves suing the plaintiff while his or her case is still pending against you by filing a “counterclaim.”
A person must have the requisite legal capacity to be a party to a lawsuit. The claims or defenses of a person who is non sui juris usually can be asserted by a legal representative, such as a parent, guardian, trustee, or executor.