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What are some examples of problems that are handled in Small Claims Court?

There are many kinds of cases that can be filed in Small Claims Court. Some examples are:


  • Your former landlord refuses to return your security deposit
  • Someone dents your car and refuses to pay for repairs
  • A store refuses to fix or replace your new TV that does not work
  • Your tenant caused damage to an apartment that cost more than the security deposit
  • You were cheated when you bought a car and want your money back
  • A friend asked for a loan and refuses to pay you back
Small Claims Basics
More Small Claims Q&A Topics
Small Claims Basics
Thinking about Filing a Small Claims case?
Filing my case
Serving Notice of my case to the defendant
Responding to a Small Claims case as a defendant
Appearing in Court
Your Day in Court
Collecting a Judgment
Paying a Judgment
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