Small Claims Guide

Small Claims Court - Negligence & Cars

How To Prepare a Plaintiff's Case for Negligence Your task as a plaintiff in a negligence case is quite simply to prove all of the elements of your case and to secure all damages to which you are entitled. We have discussed the elements of…
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Small Claims Court: Evaluating Your Case

Be careful: the evaluation of a case is where most people make their greatest error. When you misjudge your case, you run terrible risks. You might miss an offer for settlement or resolution, or you might waste time pursuing a loser case. Remember,…
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Small Claims Court: Draft and File the Complaint

Your lawsuit officially begins when you prepare and deliver to the small claims clerk a small claims complaint. A complaint is a legal document in which you state the names of the parties, the nature of the claim, and a request for relief. All…
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Small Claims Court: the Counterclaim

A defendant has a very powerful tool in his or her arsenal: the counterclaim.A counterclaim is just as it sounds; it is a claim by the defendant against the plaintiff that is filed and served following the plaintiff's original claim. The…
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Small Claims Court - Contracts & Collecting Debts

Contract disputes appear frequently in small claims court. Many small businesspersons or consumers find themselves in small claims court eventually. Let's examine how to pursue and how to defend a contract dispute in small claims court.To…
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Wyoming Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Wyoming. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further…
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West Virginia Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in West Virginia. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It' s always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or…
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Wisconsin Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Wisconsin. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with…
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Washington Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Washington state. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or…
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Vermont Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Vermont. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further…
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Virginia Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Virginia. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further…
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Utah Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Utah. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further…
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Texas Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Texas. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It' s always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further…
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Tennessee Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Tennessee. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with…
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South Dakota Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in South Dakota. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It's always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with…