Questions tagged [small-claims-court]

Small Claims Court rules and procedures. Where they exist, Small Claims Courts typically only have jurisdiction over minor civil matters – e.g., claims under $25,000.

18 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4 votes
1 answer
210 views

Is the Defendant Legally Entitled to an Itemization of the Damages they Are Being Sued For?

I live in California and am being sued by someone in Small Claims court who moved into my apartment for about two months with the intention of becoming a formal 'roommate' but, ultimately, had to ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 43
4 votes
2 answers
128 views

Capping your claim in an English small claims court?

From what I understand, in English small claims courts the maximum claim is £10,000. Above this amount, the case needs to go through a different track. If you are technically owed a greater sum than ...
Bilkokuya's user avatar
  • 234
3 votes
0 answers
78 views

In a three-party exchange, can one plaintiff represent both plaintiffs against a defendant, in small claims court?

As a follow-up to https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/917/can-texas-landlords-charge-administrative-fee-twice-thrice, suppose there's a high chance that a court would accept that it was NOT ...
cnst's user avatar
  • 5,028
2 votes
0 answers
24 views

Can a civil action started under Ontario's Simplified Procedure be moved to Small Claims Court?

Under Ontario law, is it possible for a plaintiff bringing a wrongful dismissal civil action to change venues some time after pleadings have been filed, but before the action has been set down for ...
Guest's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
180 views

Is there an equivalent of small claims court in Switzerland (Basel canton)?

I'm in Switzerland, and I'm involved in a dispute over about 300 Swiss francs. I can anticipate needing to take it to court. In the US, there exists "small claims court" where, instead of ...
Kyralessa's user avatar
  • 599
2 votes
0 answers
113 views

What are legal ways to get a persons address (Person living in Ireland, I'm living in The Netherlands)?

This is a follow-up to my previous question. I filed for a European small claims procedure but the only address I had of that person, seems invalid. The people at the address in question claim they ...
Gizmo's user avatar
  • 133
2 votes
0 answers
85 views

How much to sue for something intangible not being met

In BC there is a right to Quiet Enjoyment which is at least partly the responsibility of the landlord. If a tenant was forced to move out due to Quiet Enjoyment not being fulfilled, how much would ...
Alex's user avatar
  • 715
1 vote
0 answers
106 views

In California, what claims may not state a dollar amount in a complaint or in its prayer?

Punitive damages may not be claimed as an exact dollar figure in a complaint or in the prayer since the middle '80's in California, and must be left to the jury. What other claims cannot be claimed as ...
smallball's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
52 views

If I pay a disputed amount to my landlord, can I later sue in Small Claims Court?

California Small Claims/Landlord question: My landlord has withheld my security deposit upon move out, and claims I owe additional charges for cleaning the apartment. I've disputed these and plan to ...
Celestis's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
45 views

How do I know which District Court in my area to go to?

I see this list of district courts for my county: http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/civil-courts/district-courts.html How do I know which one to go to? Can I just go to the closest one, or do I ...
Zombo's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
59 views

Who to make out of court settlement offer to in case of not at fault car accident?

Suppose Alice was involved in a car accident, the other party admitted full responsibility and the facts supported such an interpretation. She would like to claim the value of the car from the other ...
User65535's user avatar
  • 6,536
0 votes
0 answers
191 views

Expediting refund from a store which takes time to process it

A small online store selling physical goods has failed to ship a purchased item within estimated timeframe and has agreed to refund (under $2,000). However, it is now taking time to process the refund,...
Greendrake's user avatar
  • 26.9k
0 votes
0 answers
125 views

What are the legal requirements for landlord/tenant walkthrough inspections at the end of a rental agreement in Missouri

I have a question about the tenant/landlord agreement laws in Missouri. This is going to be a long read, so I apologize in advance. I rented a home for a few years from a small rental company in ...
user1208402's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
96 views

Do I have recourse against Air France if they refuse to refund/compensate after wrongful boarding denial?

I believe I was unfairly denied boarding by Air France and they are refusing to refund my ticket and compensate me for the incurred costs of missing the flight (e.g. missing my connecting flight, ...
fuckairfrance's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
110 views

Damage caused by pigeons who is liable

I own a flat in the UK and I have a problem with pigeons living under the the decking of my balcony. The balcony is within my demised property (as the leasholder), but the drainage pipe that the ...
chrism233's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
174 views

Max amount pay in small claims court when sued for $500?

I am being taken to small claims court in Utah for $500. If I was to lose what is the worst case situation? It sounds like I might have to pay the $100 filling fee. Is that true? Would I have to also ...
smw's user avatar
  • 103
-1 votes
1 answer
71 views

Suing a Cellular Company that Charged Me for Years Without My Knowledge

I am planning to sue a cellular company for charging me (for two phone numbers) for 10 years after a cutoff request. I contacted the company, and they admitted to wrongly charging me but only for one ...
elias-98's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers
197 views

Company is being shady about giving me a refund

I bought a product for ~1800 dollars. Their company states that as long as the product hasn't shipped, I can get a full refund. They also say they have a 14 day money back guarantee even after the ...
Neo's user avatar
  • 99