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Small Claims Court

Maryland’s Highest Court Finds Small Claims Court Action Waived Right To Arbitrate

It is not uncommon for lenders to exempt small claims actions from their arbitration provisions. The question confronted by the Court of Appeals of Maryland in a recent case was: when a lender opts for small claims court,...more

Accessing Justice from Your Smartphone: The Civil Resolution Tribunal

Starting June 1, 2017, certain small claims disputes will be adjudicated online rather than in a traditional courtroom in British Columbia, thanks to the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), the first online tribunal of its kind...more

Top 9 Mini Tort facts for repairing car accident vehicle damage

by Michigan Auto Law on

What you need to know on the Michigan Mini Tort maximum recovery limit, getting your car fixed and paid for, what do do if you’re in a crash with an uninsured driver, time limits to file a claim....more

Small Claims: When Litigating Without a Lawyer Makes Sense

by Lewitt Hackman on

Many people and businesses have disputes or suffer damages in the thousands of dollars, which they need to resolve or seek compensation for. The dispute or claim might involve the sale of used furniture or other personal...more

FDCPA Claims Related to Venue of State Court Collection and Garnishment Action Barred by Statute of Limitations and Rooker-Feldman...

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Michael Marienthal v. Asset Acceptance, LLC and Wright, Lerch, & Litow, LLP, No. 1:14-1636, 2016WL795902 (SD. Ind.) - The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted debt collector and law firm’s...more

3 Stage test in Denton applied and relief refused by High Court!

by Dentons on

In Pipe v Spicehaart Estate Agents Ltd (t/a Haart) [2016] EWHC 61 (QB) (18 January 2016) the High Court has applied stage 3 of the test set out in Denton and refused to allow a respondent to file a respondent’s notice 48 days...more

A Contractual Attorney Fee Provision Cannot Override the Statutory Cap on Attorney Fees in a Small Claims Appeal

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Michael Dorsey v. The Superior Court of San Diego (Crosier) - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (October 22, 2015) - Small Claims Court exists so those with meritorious claims under $10,000 can have their...more

Indiana Tax Court Reverses Property Tax Ruling Based on Assessor’s “Trial by Ambush”

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Even in a small claims proceeding, the Indiana Board of Tax Review must “uphold the fundamental tenet of our judicial system that neither party be subjected to a trial by ambush.” In RJK Trust v. LaPorte County Assessor...more

Hire a Lawyer—or Go It Alone?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg meets with hundreds of prospective clients who have questions whether it makes sense to hire a lawyer or “do it on your own.” Most often, the decision focuses on the...more

My Business Is Being Sued in Small Claims Court, Now What?

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Perhaps you have an unhappy customer, a disgruntled employee or a dispute with a supplier. You’ve tried to resolve the dispute, but just cannot come to an agreement. Now, the sheriff or a constable is knocking at your door...more

No Claim Is Too Small: Copyright Office Proposes Small Claims Tribunal

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed legislation that would enable copyright owners to enforce their rights in a streamlined alternative to federal court litigation designed for smaller-value claims. ...more

Appellate Notes: Recent Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts - January 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Issue: -AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner -AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto -AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi -AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more

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