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The following information helps determine who is the proper person to file and appear in the Small Claims Division.
If Plaintiff is / then this person may file and appear in court:
A judgment for $5,500 plus court costs is the maximum amount allowed by law.
A claim may be filed in the Small Claims Division of the Berrien Trial Court if:
A Small Claims case cannot be filed for fraud, libel, slander, assault, battery, other intentional actions, or actions against a state or governmental agency.
Small Claims filing forms (called an Affidavit and Claim) are available for purchase at the Courthouse or South County Building. (Instructions for completing the form are included.)