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Small Claims Court

A large number of lawsuits that are brought across the nation do not involve millions or even thousands of dollars. Small claims courts were created precisely to deal with claims that fall below an amount set by each state's laws. Sometimes lawsuits are brought in these courts simply for "the principle" of the matter. These small claims courts are intended to provide a relatively inexpensive and quick way for litigants to resolve their legal disputes, and are frequently used to handle disputes involving contracts, landlords and tenants, and consumers. In FindLaw's Small Claims Court section, you can find an article providing a general overview of the steps to filing a lawsuit in a small claims court as well as information and resources related to small claims courts in each state.

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