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SMALL CLAIMS

Small claims court handles simple cases and can only award up to $6,000 in monetary damages. There are no lawyers or jury trials in the small claims court system.

To learn more about small claims court, you can read the article by Michigan Legal Help An Overview of Small Claims Court.

Some examples of common small claims court cases are:

  • dishonored check cases
  • security deposit disputes
  • contract disputes

Cases are started in small claims court by the filing of an Affidavit and Claim form. You file your Affidavit and Claim with the District Court and pay a filing fee that varies depending on how much money you are suing for.

SCAO Approved forms for use in Small Claims

For more details about small claims court, you can read the article by Michigan Legal Help Taking a Small Claims Case to Court.

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