Small Claims Guide

Small Claims Demand Letter

This article explains how to draft a small claims demand letter, and includes a sample document. This is a must-read if you are thinking about pursuing a small claims court case.
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Alabama Small Claims Court

What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Alabama. 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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Small Claims Court: How to Win

Small claims courts are courts of limited monetary jurisdiction that are utilized for the resolution of smaller disputes. The monetary limit in small claims courts varies by state. On the low end, Massachusetts allows awards of up to $2,000,…
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Michigan Small Claims Limit

All small claims courts have a jurisdictional limit--a maximum amount of money that can be awarded upon a successful suit.The Michigan Small Claims Court limit is $3,000.Want to learn how to Dominate in Small Claims Court? Check Out…
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Small Claims Court | Statute of Limitations

All civil claims which arise in small claims court will be subject to some statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law that dictates the number of years in which a claim must be brought for liability to attach to a defendant. If…
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Small Claims Court: Researching the Likelihood of Recovery

Now you must turn to the question of whether a judgment can ever be collected from the defendant. If the defendant does not pay a judgment voluntarily, the plaintiff is then forced to resort to time-consuming collection efforts such as placing…
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Small Claims Court: Personal Jurisdiction

Personal jurisdiction refers to the ability and authority of a court in a state to have jurisdiction over the parties to a dispute. Personal jurisdiction operates on a state-by-state basis. So, if any court in the state has personal jurisdiction…
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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…