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What document do I need to file/attach with my case. Should it be a Motion Document

Detroit, MI |

I need to sue the State of Michigan because I enrolled in a program called Michigan Works that pays for my school tuition, books and mileage to and from school. Unfortunately the program didn't pay for my last semester and I still have four more classes to take before I will be finished with my degree. So I'm going to e-file my case through the court of appeals but I'm not sure the document I need to attach to it. Should it be a motion doc

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  1. Best answer

    If you are suing for an amount less than $25,000, you would sue in District Court, and if for more than that, in Circuit Court. The case would not be started in the Court of Appeals.

    The Court of Appeals hears cases on appeal from the Circuit Court. The Circuit Court hears cases on appeal from the District Court. If the events occurred in Detroit, in an amount under $25,000, then you would file a lawsuit in the 36th District Court, located in downtown Detroit.

    You can find appropriate court forms at http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/courtforms/generalcivil/gcindex.htm

    The forms to begin a lawsuit would be found at http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/courtforms/generalcivil/mc01.pdf and http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/courtforms/generalcivil/mc01a.pdf

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  2. You need to discuss this "lawsuit" with an attorney
    as you've got the wrong court and you don't know
    what to file with your complaint. Who told you to
    sue in the court of appeals?

    THIS ANSWER IS PURELY FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSION ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION.