What is Small Claims Court?

Legal Definition
Small-claims courts have limited jurisdiction to hear civil cases between private litigants. Courts authorized to try small claims may also have other judicial functions, and go by different names in different jurisdictions. For example, it may be known as a county or magistrate's court. These courts can be found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England and Wales, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Scotland, South Africa, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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Legal Definition
The court where claims less than $1000 are being judged. It is a relatively cheap forum for minor disagreements and controversies.