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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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The Kinds of Cases Heard in Small Claims Courts

Small claims courts hear disputes between two or more parties. These disputes usually fall into one of two categories. The first is when someone breaks a promise he made in an agreement (a contract) to do or not do something specific. The amount that’s being argued about has to be within the limits specified for small claims courts. Because of this, there are lots of small claims cases for unpaid phone bills, unshoveled driveways, and improperly fixed plumbing.
The second type of commonly heard disputes in small claims courts are based on an incident of some sort, other than a breach of contract, that caused damage. The damage might have been the result of an accident (called negligence) or the ...

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