I know in large legal cases you hear about in the news, the plaintiff usually has multiple torts they accuse the defendant of. For example company A is suing company B for negligence, breach of contract, fraud etc. etc.
Is this done because it costs money to bring a case to court in the first place so you might as well go for everything at once and see what sticks?
I ask because I'm getting setup to take my landlord to small claims court. There are multiple things I believe he owes me money for such as unreturned damage deposit, prorated rent, unreturned furniture, the fact that a shared space become someone's personal space etc. Can these all be claimed at once or is this not allowed or would "look bad" and should be dealt with as separate cases?