Who can use Small Claims Court?

Anyone can file a lawsuit in the Small Claims Court if the amount claimed is not more than $10,000.00. If someone owes you money or has damaged you in some way for not more than $10,000.00, you can file a lawsuit in the Small Claims Court.

If you choose to act as your own attorney or self-represented, you must do all the investigation and preparation normally done by an attorney. This includes representing yourself in Court, securing witnesses, collecting documents, photographs and any other items you will need to present your case before the Court. The Judge and the Clerk must remain neutral in all disputes. They are not permitted to assist you in accomplishing any of the steps.

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1. Can corporations sue, or be sued, and how do they defend themselves?
2. How do you file a Small Claims Complaint?
3. How do you respond to a small claims complaint?
4. What court date should I set?
5. What do I do before the trial?
6. What happens after the judgment is collected?
7. What happens after the trial?
8. What happens at the trial?
9. What happens if the case is settled before the court date?
10. What happens if the defendant does not pay the judgment?
11. What if the defendant (the person you are suing) is a corporation?
12. What is Small Claims Court?
13. Where do I file the complaint?
14. Where do I get the forms I need to file a Small Claims Complaint?
15. Where is it located?
16. Who can use Small Claims Court?