Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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  2. Small Claims Court

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  3. Statutes of Limitations: Is It Too Late to Sue?

    Filing a lawsuit on time is critical. Check out our FAQ for information on timing issues related to suing and being sued. more

  4. Small Claims Court FAQ

    Questions Can I bring a lawyer to small claims court? If I lose my case in small claims court, can I appeal? Are there time limits in which a small claims court case must be filed? How much can I sue for in small claims court? Where should I file my small claims lawsuit? What can I do to resolve my problem more

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