Small Claims Court
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Just Curious

London, KY

#1 Feb 24, 2008
Does anyone know if before you can sue someone in small claims court does the amount have to be so much and is there a limit to what they do in small claims?
Iknow

London, KY

#2 Feb 24, 2008
You can sue for an amount not exceeding $1500 in small claims court. There is no minimum limit.
Just Curious

London, KY

#3 Feb 25, 2008
So to get back $2300 would I file with regular court? I think I am just going to go talk to my lawyer because I am not sure what to do.
Iknow

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2008
To try to collect $2300, you couldn't file in small claims (small claims just simplifies procedures and has alot of user-friendly forms for those trying to collect small amts $1500 and less) you have to file in District Court. If you want to be successful you need to get an atty....
Just Curious

London, KY

#5 Feb 26, 2008
Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure how it worked.

“GUNZMITH”

Since: Jan 08

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#6 Feb 26, 2008
they make it so complicated these days there is no justice in our court system
Help Mayfield KY

Cunningham, KY

#7 Jun 15, 2008
If an individual allows their livestock to daily get out due to neglect of the fencing, can I file a small claims report for damage to my property and also the cost of fencing by myself to protect the property? The individuals have been notified personally and by the law about this problem.
ranger

AOL

#8 Jun 15, 2008
Help Mayfield KY wrote:
If an individual allows their livestock to daily get out due to neglect of the fencing, can I file a small claims report for damage to my property and also the cost of fencing by myself to protect the property? The individuals have been notified personally and by the law about this problem.
Small claims court is a joke if you win in smal claims court you still have to get a lawyer to try to win your case
juror

London, KY

#9 Jun 17, 2008
I don't think you've been to District Court recently- alot has changed. I've been there and have seen several small claims actions (trials without lawyers) and one side one every time. They got treated with respect too. It was a nice change. If you've got some kind of case to file you should try it now.
shark

London, KY

#10 Jun 17, 2008
The only money that I've collected that was owed was through small claims court. One company owed about $10,000 so I hired a lawyer and sued. They never even showed up so I won a default judgment. My lawyer sent me a bill for $400 and I never collected a dime and was out another $400. Another company owed about $7,500 and apparently I was kinda slow on the uptake so I figured my lawyer was no good so I hired another one with the exact same results. Next time I sued in small claims court, won and actually collected by garnishing their bank account. Did it again with another company by attaching a sum of money that was owed to them. So in my opinion small claims is the way to go.

Since: Jan 08

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#12 Jul 5, 2008
Help Mayfield KY wrote:
If an individual allows their livestock to daily get out due to neglect of the fencing, can I file a small claims report for damage to my property and also the cost of fencing by myself to protect the property? The individuals have been notified personally and by the law about this problem.
In the stae of Kentucky, an owner of livestock is responsible for whatever damage is caused due to his livestock leave the owners documented boundaries. Documented boundaries being his deeded property.

Since: Jan 08

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#13 Jul 5, 2008
ranger wrote:
<quoted text>Small claims court is a joke if you win in smal claims court you still have to get a lawyer to try to win your case
She asked if they were responsible and I answered. I never mentioned anything about small claims.
barnyard lawyer

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#14 Jul 6, 2008
You can win any small claims case without a lawyer.
parentinlaw

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Jul 9, 2008
My son in law and his mother are in a fued. She has filed with small claim court against her son(only) son regarding a loan she took out 2 years ago. It is in her nmae and the deal is we think she actually has produced bogus papers showing 2 different amounts owed. The son's name is not on any of the notes with the criditor and he is in the military and cannot attend said court date. What to do?

Since: Jan 08

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#16 Jul 9, 2008
parentinlaw wrote:
My son in law and his mother are in a fued. She has filed with small claim court against her son(only) son regarding a loan she took out 2 years ago. It is in her nmae and the deal is we think she actually has produced bogus papers showing 2 different amounts owed. The son's name is not on any of the notes with the criditor and he is in the military and cannot attend said court date. What to do?
If his name is not on any of the documents she can not sue for monetary restitution from her son.

However, if he is in possesion of a vehicle or any other property used as collateral on note(s) she can demand the return of property. This is providing that the property is in her name.

If this is a personal loan in her name, that has no collateral listed, she is legally bound to the agreements of the note.
parentinlaw

Tallahassee, FL

#17 Jul 10, 2008
In the state of Florida where we live, what is the highest amount ($)to be able to sue for? I thought it was $2500.00. Anyone?

“GUNZMITH”

Since: Jan 08

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#18 Jul 11, 2008
Help Mayfield KY wrote:
If an individual allows their livestock to daily get out due to neglect of the fencing, can I file a small claims report for damage to my property and also the cost of fencing by myself to protect the property? The individuals have been notified personally and by the law about this problem.
sue their insurance company for property damage or your own insurance company to get them to sue the other guy

Since: Jul 08

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#19 Jul 11, 2008
kindly dragon wrote:
<quoted text>sue their insurance company for property damage or your own insurance company to get them to sue the other guy
Is your dad's name John C ???
Screwed

United States

#20 Oct 20, 2008
Small claims court is a joke in Lexington Ky . What are contracts for when the party who is breaching the contract knows you cant do anything about it . Collecting on a small claim is dubious at best . There is no protection for the injured party unless you are willing to spend more than the amount you are owed in order to collect . The party in question is a Divorce atty and has pretty much shoved me off on a 8100.00 painting contract for his home . He knows the ins and outs of our court system and has pretty much told me he can get away with it . I think the guy is going broke and is trying this with a lot of people . What are contracts for ? I cant afford an attorney to sue him in district court . I think this guy has no morals or scruples whatsoever .
Screwed

United States

#21 Oct 20, 2008
Screwed - I am a painting contractor in Lexington Ky .

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