What is Small Claims Court?

This script discusses Small Claims Court. Topics include the dollar limit for Small Claims Court, the place and procedures to "file" your lawsuit, and the types of claims tried in Small Claims Court.

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small claims court, judgment, claim limit, file a claim, claims for debts, claims for damages, limitation period, damages, cost, claim amount, recovery of money owed, personal injury, property loss, breaking a contract, appeals
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