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What if I need to sue somebody for more than the small claims limit in my state?

Let's say you want to sue somebody for $20,000 and your state's small claims dollar limit is $5,000.

You will likely need to file your lawsuit in an intermediate court. Your case is too big for small claims court.

However, suppose you want to sue somebody for $2,700 and your state's small claims dollar limit is $2,500. In this scenario, you may be smart to lower your claim for damages to $2,500.

You'll forego your right to collect the $200 difference in the future, but you'll avoid the hassles of suing in a much more complicated court system.

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