Small Claim Court – What are small claims courts?

What are small claims courts?

Small Claims Courts are especially designed to handle disputes between individuals, or an individual making a claim against a business, where the amount of money involved is relatively “small” – at least in terms of the cases courts usually decide.

Small Claims Courts typically can hear disputes that involve amounts that range from $1,000 to $5,000.

The precise limit depends on the local laws in each jurisdiction. In some states, Small Claims Courts can also handle minor disputes between individuals and a government agency.

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