Small claims court is a civil court where you can be sued for $10,000 or less. It has simplified rules and can go much faster than other types of cases.
A plaintiff in small claims court can sue a defendant for a number of things, including:
- Unpaid rent
- Medical bills resulting from a car accident
- Not satisfying a contract
A plaintiff cannot bring a case in small claims court to:
- Get a service that is owed to them
- Stop an action against them
- Get their property back
For more information see the following video on Going to small claims court.
Updated: December 1969