small-claims court


Also found in: Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

small-claims court

(smôl′klāmz′)
n.
A special court or session of court established for the simplified litigation of legal claims below a certain amount.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

small′-claims′ court`


n.
a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usu. without the services of lawyers.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
You may need to raise an action in the small-claims court and you will find lots of information on this at http:// www.scotcourts.gov.uk/takingaction/small-claims The small-claims court provides a quick and cheap way to settle claims in Scotland up to the value of PS3000 - but it should only be considered as a last resort.
While the woman, Heather Peters, had filed her case as a small-claims court lawsuit, the appeals trial will be heard as an ordinary lawsuit, according to Honda.
Mr Cameron was due to tell MEPs in Strasbourg, France: "The court should deal with the most serious violations of human rights; it should not act as a small-claims court.

Full browser ?