Question asked on April 15, 2021
Q: Can my mother-in-law sue me for her son using her credit cards as well as everything he’s done to her personally that has had nothing to do with me? I’ve been threatened by her with a lawsuit & I’m not sure how that could play out? To be clear, I have never used any of her information or credit nor debit cards. What he’s done I didn’t find out about until years later.
A: The knee-jerk response is that anyone with a filing fee can sue anyone for anything — that does not mean the suit has any validity. While the details should be gone over with competent counsel if anything is ever filed, the short version is that normally you are not liable for what other people might or might not have done.