The Civil Court is designed to settle disputes involving $25,000 or less. You have the right to a jury trial, the right to be represented by an attorney and the right to appeal beyond the District Court. All hearings are before the Judge.
Landlord/Tenant disputes are proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment up to $25,000. For money judgments exceeding the Court's $25,000 jurisdiction, the District Court will only determine the issue of possession, and the Circuit Court will determine the money portion of the suit.
The Small Claims Court is designed to quickly settle disputes involving up to $5,500. When initiation a small claims suit, you automatically waive your right to a jury trial, attorney representation and any appeals beyond the District Court.
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