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In the US, courts vary in what they will allow as a small claims suit, along with how much you can sue for (usually, a maximum of $5,000),
and how formal the process should be.
Typical small claims suits include breach of contract, property damage, consumer complaints, or tenant-landlord disputes. Typically, you represent yourself in small claims court, and cases tend to move quickly in informal surroundings, without the need for lawyers or juries.
Find out more about related rules and regulations where you live, along with getting up to speed on legal buzzwords & terminology, how to collect and present evidence, plus expert tips & advice on winning - or appealing - your suit in small claims court ...
also see -> Consumer Protection | Class Action Lawsuits
More about small claims court around the Web:
Claims Court - Resource Center - One-stop browsing for tips & advice on gathering the right information to support your claim, plus related articles on typical small claims cases, presenting testimony & evidence, the appeal process, statutes of limitations, small claims court FAQ.
FindLaw - Settling Small Business Claims in Small Claims Court - What you need to know before you file a lawsuit, how to prepare your small claims case, and related resources.
Small Claims Court Law: Free Legal Information - Extensive FAQ on general small claims questions, appropriate cases, considerations before filing, judgments, procedures.
Small Claims Court - Good introduction to small claims court procedures with a broad overview of worldwide practices as well as U.S. specific information, with links to more information by state, from Wikipedia.
The information provided on these pages is intended as reference
only and does not constitute professional legal advice.