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Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

If so, what is the procedure?
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Old 16.08.2007, 22:26
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

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If so, what is the procedure?
I have no idea.

Do you think you will be sued?
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Old 16.08.2007, 22:42
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

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If so, what is the procedure?
I would think, if it's just a civil matter, it's highly unlikely.
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

My guess is that it depends on the country you come from. I know people who took out loans in Canada, never returned to Canada and didn't have problems. Others took out 30,000 and 50,000 loans and were tracked down by the Canadian authorities in other countries and forced to repay. I think there is a limit of 25K for Canada. If you go over, you could be contacted. Now the way to get around it is to declare bankruptcy before you leave
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Old 17.08.2007, 07:36
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

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If so, what is the procedure?
The amount of help you might get is directly proportional to the amount of information you give about your situation. I think many people might be reluctant to start guessing and giving advice based on those guesses, especially since you haven't even named the country in question, or the size or nature of the debt.
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Old 17.08.2007, 08:08
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

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...especially since you haven't even named the country in question, or the size or nature of the debt.

or why you haven't paid back what you owe......just kidding. But I agree with Mark, obviously. The more info, or better said, the more time you dedicate to formulate the question with thorough information, the more time we will dedicate trying to find out the answer to your question.
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Old 17.08.2007, 09:11
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

the answer is no, they are unlikely to sue you in Switzerland. But they might have a judgement against you in a court of the country where the debt is - and you might get a surprise when you go into the country next
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Old 17.08.2007, 09:30
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Re: Can you be sued in Switzerland for debts from another country?

Of course the other angle here is that maybe the original poster is trying to chase a debt owed by someone else to him, rather than escaping from a debt in another country. Just wanted to mention that since we all seem to have made that assumption.
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the answer is no, they are unlikely to sue you in Switzerland. But they might have a judgement against you in a court of the country where the debt is - and you might get a surprise when you go into the country next
Hello, hello the answer is not no... But then again I am not going to say why it is yes because of the reasons listed.
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Of course the other angle here is that maybe the original poster is trying to chase a debt owed by someone else to him, rather than escaping from a debt in another country. Just wanted to mention that since we all seem to have made that assumption.
given the OP gave such little information, I have no qualms in tainting him or her with that brush
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given the OP gave such little information, I have no qualms in tainting him or her with that brush
traditional EF tar & feather job ....
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Hello, hello the answer is not no... But then again I am not going to say why it is yes because of the reasons listed.
ok the answer is no if the debt is relatively small as I believe it's not worth it

If the question is millions, the answer is yes they might be bothered to (which was the basis of the no of course)
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ok the answer is no if the debt is relatively small as I believe it's not worth it

If the question is millions, the answer is yes they might be bothered to (which was the basis of the no of course)
So read the rules for Betreibung... Then you can see the answer is yes...
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