Suing for slander is possible in small claims court, but a very hard feat. To prove slander, you must prove: A) the person knew what he/she was saying was false B) the person said it with malicious intent C) the slander had an economic or social impact on you Pretty tough stuff to prove, ESPECIALLY B.
Not very much, in fact most likely, nothing, except be sure to defend yourself in court rather than ignoring them. Even false allegations could result in a judgment against you if you ignore a complaint. Now, as to whether false allegations are libelous or slanderous, they are not. Allegations made in court are usually not actionable based on a common public policy principal that people with legitimate claims should not be frightened out of making them if the winning party were able to sue the losing party.
No. The small claims court works locally.
Varies state to state. Contact your local small claims court for your state's small claims max.
As long as it meets the requirements for the court. Most claims of this sort are too large to be in a small claims court.
Yes. There is no minimum amount you can sue for in small claims court.
Yes. You should discuss the situation with an attorney if you think you suffered any damages resulting from the false accusation. You could also sue in small claims court if the damages come under the small claims limit in your jurisdiction.
Misdemeanor cases involving small claims are heard in district court. District Court hears small claims where the amount in controversy does not exceed $5,000.
Small claims court is where someone would go if they are trying to claim money from someone that is less than £750.It is the simplest and cheapest claims court.
Maybe. Each state has different laws regarding whether or not towns can be sued in small claims court. For example, Washington State does not allow the practice, while in California, people can sue towns, cities, and even the state in small claims court. Most small claims courts give free brochures explaining the small claims process, including who can and cannot be sued in small claims. Contact your local small claims court for details.
There is no court named "Small Court" so I assume you are asking about Small Claims Court. In NJ, there is no separate "Small Claims Court" - all small claims cases are heard in the Special Civil Part of the Civil Division of Superior Court in each county. To find your local information, use the related link below. Select your county and look for that county's Superior Court - Civil Division. That will be the contact information for small claims cases. The link to the court website is the court name in blue; the court website will have details about small claims cases in that county.
i also want to take my doctor to small claims court. is there anything in law to prevent this