Written by attorney Richard Marc Katz

Small Claims Guide For California

In California, we have a Small Claims Court. The Small Claims Court handles Civil cases in which the plaintiff/complainant is asking for $10,000.00 or less. If you are suing then you are the plaintiff. If you are being sued then you are the defendant. Both can be referred to as claimants

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If you wish you can visit my Self Help Link page which contains listings for California Resources including links to Small Claims Court Los Angeles County, California Courts Self-Help Center, State Judicial Council Forms-California Official site for California’s Judicial Council Forms, California Codes (Statutes) Online Unannotated version of the current text of California’s state statutes, California Cases from 1850-to the present, Los Angeles Law Library Legal Research and other helpful links.

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