District Judge: Higher Small Claims Limit A Good Thing
He says going to Common Pleas Court is also a lot more expensive, so raising the limit in District Court benefits people who file small claims.
“This way an everyday citizen can bring his action in District Court and do fairly well.”
Judge Augustine says people can represent themselves in District Court lawsuits and get a good outcome, but in Common Pleas Court they need a lawyer if they expect to win. He appeared Wednesday on the WNPV talk program Legally Speaking.