In other states I know you can. When I’ve yes in JP it didn’t really seem like the judge follows and interprets law correctly. Like case before me was HOA suing homeowners and lawyer said we are demanding legal fees and judge said go appeal if you want,I’m not awarding despite it being BOC
Yes, you can sue in county court at law (not district) but you will be required to comply with all rules of procedure and evidence which generally takes years to understand. If it’s worth suing, get a lawyer if at all possible.
I have one small disagreement with Mr. Cowan. You may bring your suit in District Court as the amount in controversy is more than $500. However, bringing your case in District Court will almost certainly be more expensive and time consuming than brining it in a County Court at Law.
Regardless, you decide to sue in either a County Court at Law or a District Court, you should hire an attorney to prosecute the case for you. If your case is for Breach of Contract, you may be able to obtain an award of attorney's fees in addition to your damages.
"A district court has original jurisdiction of a civil matter in which the amount in controversy is more than $500, exclusive of interest." TEX. GOV'T CODE ANN. § 24.007(b).
If you are doing this yourself, than consider the added procedural complexity and your own ability to deal with it
If you are represented by counsel, consider the cost v. benefit of the court.
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