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small claims court


It was a small amount, so he sued in small claims court.
  a state court that resolves disputes without lawyers and which involves relatively small amounts of money — usually between $2,000 and $10,000, depending on the state
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  • It was a small amount, so he sued in small claims court.
  • But he had held onto his self-respect,he dreamed grand dreams, and he could work well at any task he turned his hand to: he could raise vegetables, sail a boat, plead a case in small claims court, sing Japanese poems, make false teeth, carve a pig.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
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Associated words [difficulty]:   small claims court [9] , voir dire [7] , interrogatory [9]
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