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Can Small Claims Court Make the Defendant Pay Me Money Owed If the Court Says I Win the Case?
by Mpalle in Personal Finance
Winning a small claims case is the first step to collecting money someone owes you -- and you may never be able recoup your loss. Small claims court is an area of jurisprudence where citizens go to settle simple disputes -- usually cases that involve no more than $5,000 and only civil claims. Judges in small claims are decision makers; they will not enforce their opinions. IdentificationThe cou

California Court Records & Public Access to Court Case Information
by Belgium in Legal
The California Public Records Act (CPRA) gives individuals, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies the right to inspect California public records, including civil and criminal court cases, as well as family and probate cases. Typically, members of the public do not have access to juvenile records. Usually, the court clerk’s office gathers, maintains and distributes the fi

How Do I Find My Court Date in Washington State Federal District Court?
by Dandor in Legal
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is a database that contains information on cases in the federal district courts. The system holds more than 500 million case files, including those for Washington State Federal District Court. As of 2010, the cost is 8 cents for each page you access on the PACER system.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Sign up for a PACER account. Go to Pacer.gov and

How to File a Motion From District Court to Circuit Court in Michigan
by Iron Woode in Legal
The Michigan legal system is comprised of state courts and federal courts. State courts decide issues involving state law and the state constitution. District courts and circuit courts handle state cases. District courts in Michigan are in every city. District courts handle municipal issues, including cases involving landlord and tenant issues and traffic tickets. Circuit courts are in every count

How to Find My Court Date in United States District Court
by buschman31 in Legal
Missing a court date is something you never want to do whether you are a plaintiff, a defendant or a witness. Consequences for not showing up for court can include fines, an unfavorable verdict, or other court sanctions. With just a little know-how, finding important court dates will keep you from missing out on any of the proceedings you need to attend.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll

How to Appeal a Court Order With the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
by Imaginer in Legal
In order to appeal a court order with the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, you will need to file a notice of appeal within 30 days of the entry of the order you intend to appeal. In addition to an appeal, you have the right to file a motion for reconsideration. If you file an appeal, a higher court will hear your argument. If you file a motion for reconsideration, your argument will be heard by

How to Transfer a Case From a Small Claims Court to a Superior Court
by Broburger in Legal
Each state has different requirements for determining if a case goes to Small Claims Court or Superior Court. It usually depends on the monetary amount that is being disputed. There are certain instances where you may want to transfer a case from Small Claims Court to a Superior Court. You need to make sure that your case qualifies to transfer in your jurisdiction. You also may want to consult wit

How to File Suit in US District Court or US Claims Court Against the IRS
by Yserbius in Legal
Tax law is complicated, so much so that sometimes taxpayers and the IRS disagree over who's interpreting the law correctly, and going to court is the only way to resolve the issue. There are actually three courts with jurisdiction over the IRS. In addition to the federal district courts and the Court of Federal Claims, there's also the U.S. Tax Court. But to prevail in Tax Court, you must file wit

Three Types of Court-Martials in the Court-Martial System
by camt in Legal
Court-martial is the legal term for the military court in which military personnel accused of offenses against the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) are tried and (if convicted) sentenced. Court-martial is also used to describe the system, or process, in which these courts function. The UCMJ provides for three types of court-martials, which are defined by pay grade and by the specific natur

How to Drop a Court Case in Small Claims Court
by Florian Derudder in Legal
There a numerous reasons you may want to dismiss a small claims case. If you and the opposing party have reached an out-of-court settlement, dismissing the case is appropriate. You also may realize that you can't actually meet you burden of proof or you don't have the finances to pursue the case. No matter the reason, it is important to understand to process for dismissing a small claims case. In

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