What is small claims court?

Small Claims Court, often referred to as the “People’s Court,” is a place to get a relatively quick and simple resolution of a civil (not criminal) dispute without the need for a lawyer. The claim cannot exceed $5,000 and must be for money only (not, for example, to force someone to fix a damaged item or for pain and suffering).

These are typical types of Small Claims Court cases:

• Breach of a contract, lease, warranty, or agreement

• Bounced or stopped check

• Loss of luggage, property, time from work, or use of property

• Damage to an automobile, other personal property, real property

• Failure to provide proper repairs, services, merchandise

• Failure to pay for services rendered, salary, rent, for goods sold and delivered

• Failure to return security, property, a deposit, or money loaned

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