Small Claims Court: Definition, Filing a Suit & Parameters


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Which of the following is TRUE of small claims court?

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1. Which of the following documents is given to the defendant once a case is filed in small claims court?

2. Terry's car was hit by another driver. She wants to sue the driver for the cost of the repairs. She is a resident of Martinsville. The collision occurred in front of the driver's house in Smithville. She purchased the car in Smithville. The car was repaired in Kerrysville. Which city's small claims court should the case be filed in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet/quiz combo, you can quickly identify how much you know about how small claims court works. Cases that can go to small claims court and how these cases are filed are topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these materials is to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Who the initial paperwork is filed with when someone wants to file a suit in small claims court
  • Cases that can be heard in small claims court
  • A document that is given to the defendant once a case is filled in this court
  • How small claims courts work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on small claims court
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the different cases that can be heard in small claims court
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the filing process in a small claims court and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

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  • Determine how small claims courts are conducted
  • See when claims can be filed in these courts
  • Analyze the roles of a small claims court