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Patrick DeJean, the Marrero justice of the peace charged with pocketing public money, over-garnishing debtors' wages and keeping the excess, now stands accused of obstructing the federal grand jury investigation into his small-claims court.
The next steps for a consumer can be small-claims court or, if bankruptcy is filed, bankruptcy court, Albracht said.
Since there are no federal small-claims courts, the CASE Act would create an organization akin to one, which could adjudicate disputes if both sides approved.
Constables serve papers such as eviction notices and enforce orders of justices of the peace in small-claims court.
The bill’s requirement for a judgment against a tenant in order to access the mitigation fund could create an incentive for landlords to sue tenants in small-claims courts.
Most arbitration clauses allow consumers to use small-claims courts instead, but there, too, the advantages appear tilted in the companies’ favor.
The idea of a copyright small-claims court, which has been discussed in Washington D.C. for several years, would not have a substantial effect on major labels or publishers.
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SMALL-CLAIMS COURT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of small-claims court for English Language Learners
law : a court where legal disputes over small amounts of money are settled
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