Small claims court offers ordinary people the chance to resolve small disputes at a low cost and without a lot of complication. With a little education, you can represent yourself from start to finish in small claims court. Learn how here.
I just had my kitchen redone. The contractor messed up in two places, installing the floor tile unevenly and botching some of the electrical work. I just paid $10,000 to have his inept work repaired. I want to sue in small claims court, but in my state (California) the maximum is $7,500. Because the contractor did more than one thing wrong, can I simply file two $5,000 lawsuits?
Six months ago, I let a friend charge a stereo on my credit card with the agreement that he would pay me back in increments. Now, he has moved and not bothered to contact me. The only way I know of to get in touch with him is to leave messages for him at work. What is my recourse for recovering the money -- approximately $1,400?