It's really up to a jury panel or the judge
#1. would be resolved by the bakeries insurance
#2. If there is anything exceeding court costs like house, cars, future income,attached family monies a suit is likely.
#3. I only know of one case where this happened with a dinner. The homeowners ins. came in to cover fixed med bill. like 5-10,000.
Judge determained the amounts requested were to large and pushed for reasonable agreement. Eventually thrown out.
Thing is, when your not legal, you can't get insurance, you can't pay taxes fed st etc. You're out there naked. They don't realize how easy it is to loose everything.
We started to do some research. th e first 26 Cake websites that come up here locally 14 are legal. The otheres flying under the radar.
the local shops are not stupid. We've sent people to them for tastings. They all spout we're cheaper because of no overhead. Now, something interesting,
you can actually receive monies from the federal gov't by referring non paying tax people to them. interesting?
You might say I'm jelouse of these people. I am a little, these are certainly not people avoiding welfare and such. Beautiful homes.etc.
I can deal with legal competition. Hell Sprinkles Cupcakes moved into the same center as us. We beefed up and welcomed them and it's been good for us.
Being ambushed from all sides really doesn't give you a chance for victory. I've already been associated with one lost war can't do another.