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    dreamlovrs is offline Member
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    Sears-How do you sue them?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? WA state

    I need to take Sears to small claims court regarding my dishwasher that was installed by them leaked due to improper installation. Problem is, how do you sue a large company like that? Who do you serve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamlovrs View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? WA state

    I need to take Sears to small claims court regarding my dishwasher that was installed by them leaked due to improper installation. Problem is, how do you sue a large company like that? Who do you serve?
    The contractor that did the work for Sears.
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    The contractor that did the work is not Sears. I paid Sears for the installation. Why would I sue the other party?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamlovrs View Post
    The contractor that did the work is not Sears. I paid Sears for the installation. Why would I sue the other party?
    And you think the contractor did the work for free why?

    Have you contacted the contractor and spoke with him/her/it about your concerns?

    Have you contacted the customer service department that arranged the service for you?
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    Yes, of course you must sue Sears and not the installer if you paid Sears and your contract is with them.

    Go to your secretary of state's website and find Sears. It may be a DBA for something else, but ultimately every corporation must state their agent for service of process. For big companies their agent is usually some forwarding company like US Corporation Company, or some such name. Sometimes they have multiple similar names like Sears, Inc. and Sears Stores, Inc. , but usually they list the same agent for service. And the agent has an office staffed 9-5, usually just a hole in the wall of some Downtown office building in the capital, where a young man or woman will accept papers for their clients. Be sure to get a receipt. (Of course you cannot serve the papers yourself if you are the plaintiff).

    If you are not in the capital then look up process servers in that city, call them to determine the fee for serving US Corporation Company or whoever it is, and send the papers off with a check. They will send you proof of service.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamlovrs View Post
    The contractor that did the work is not Sears. I paid Sears for the installation. Why would I sue the other party?
    Check out http://www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/search.aspx

    And, I suggest you name both entities in the suit.

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