small claims court

Definition of "small claims court"
  1. A state court for resolving disputes involving small sums of money, typically between $2,000 and $10,000, depending on the state, where participants usually represent themselves without lawyers and present their cases in simple language
How to use "small claims court" in a sentence
  1. He decided to take his neighbor to small claims court after their disagreement over the damaged fence could not be resolved.
  2. The contractor failed to complete the job as agreed, so I took him to small claims court.
  3. When her landlord refused to return her security deposit, she sought justice through the small claims court.

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