Courts suits small-value - an analytical study
Journal of college of Law for Legal and Political Sciences,
2013, Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 63-102
Small Claims Courts
Small claims court is a court of law, but it’s not designed for lawyers. It’s meant to be a do-it-yourself kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own cases, whichever side they’re on. Small claims court is a place where people can go to settle their differences in cases worth anywhere up to 5 million dinars It has less formal and less complicated rules and procedures than Supreme courts.
The purpose of the small claims court is to resolve minor disputes fairly, quickly, and inexpensively.
The procedures in small claims court are simpler than in other court cases. Hearings are informal; there is no jury; cases are decided either by the municipal court or county court judge, or by a “magistrate. court costs are lower than in other cases.
Many small claims courts hold evening sessions and small claims courts in large metropolitan areas may have neighborhood offices.
Small claims cases are like other lawsuits, except that the amounts involved are generally too small to make the expense of regular court proceedings worthwhile, and this are contain only civil financial cases.
A small claims court can resolve many common disputes that involve modest amounts of money.
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