Who Can File A Small Claims Lawsuit

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Anyone 18 years of age or older may file a small claims lawsuit. If someone under 18 wants to sue someone, they may be able to but only if his or her parent or guardian files the suit on their behalf. Businesses are also able to file a lawsuit in small claims court. If a corporation files a claim, an employee, officer, or director must act on its behalf. If the claim is filed on behalf of an association or other entity that is not a natural person, a regularly employed person of the entity must act on its behalf. A person who appears on behalf of a corporation or other entity must not be employed or associated solely for the purpose of representing the corporation or other entity in the small claims court. Your local small claims court should be able to provide you with information regarding the limitations and expectations of filing a lawsuit.

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