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Cases less than $10,000
Individuals & Sole Proprietors
can sue for...
Up to $10,000
Businesses can sue for...
Up to $5,000
If you are owed more than the amount you can sue for, you can still sue for the maximum amount allowed, but you must waive any additional amount over the limit.
Example: You are an individual and you paid $11,000 for someone to paint your home. They didn't paint your home. You can sue in small claims court for $10,000 and waive $1,000.
Types of Lawsuits
Many types of lawsuits can be brought in Small Claims Court.
Here are some examples:
Security Deposit. Your landlord did not return your security deposit.
Rent. Your tenant did not pay you rent.
Loan. You loaned someone money and they didn't pay you back.
Unpaid Labor. You did work for someone and they didn't pay you.
Repair Work. You hired someone to repair an item and they did a terrible job.
Defective Products. Someone sold you a defective product.
Contracts. You had a contract with someone and they broke the contract.
Damage to Property. Someone damaged your property (e.g. house, car, bicycle).
Goods. You bought an item and didn't receive it or you sold an item and didn't get paid for it.
Services. You paid for a service and didn't receive it or you provided a service and didn't get paid.
Personal Injury. Someone caused you to get hurt.