Small Claims Court

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

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”

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?

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

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

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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