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KBtop Juiy 2 2531 Small claims hears contract, service disputes a Small Claims Court cannot order a party to perform a contract or service it can only order payment of money damages. How is a lawsuit brought to Small Claims Court? First, only the person or business that is claiming damages may bring a suit Second, the suit must be brought in the proper Small Claims Court with jurisdiction to hear the claim. The individual residence or business loca- by Capt Bradley A. Cleveland Chef of Legal Assistance see you in court is often heard when negotiations break down and there is no apparent solution to a prob lem. Small Claims Court might be a viable option to pursue if there s no other option to solving problem short of taking legal action. as bmall Claims court is a civil law court opposed to a criminal court which hears con- - I iractuai or service disputes, inese disputes include rental deposit disputes, vehicle repairs, laundry services and property damages. In short, it is designed to settle any problem in which a person has not performed according to an agreement or who has otherwise created monetary damages to a person or business. Although a Small Claims Court is broad reach ing, there are monetary limits on the cases it can hear and the relief it can provide. In Utah, Small Claims Courts are only allowed to consider disputes that don't exceed $5,000. Further. "111 0 tenant-landlor- tion where the legal dispute arose determines jurisdiction. For example, a landlord refuses to refund a tenant's security deposit and the tenant decides to bring a lawsuit to recover the deposit If the lease was signed in Layton and the landlord resides in Layton, the proper court is the Layton Small Claims Court On the other hand, if someone residing in Lay-to-n damages another person's car in Ogden, the disgruntled vehicle owner could bring the lawsuit in either Layton or Ogden. The person filing the lawsuit must pay the appropriate filing . $37 for claims up to $2,000; and $60 fee with the court clerk for claims ranging from $2,001 to $5,000 in both Davis and Weber (j d NCO counties. The person filing the lawsuit must pay a nominal fee $6 plus $1 for every mile the process servers must travel one to have the requisite legal documents served on the party sued. The good news is that if the plaintiff is successful being these fees can be added to the judgment amount awarded by way the court Small Claims Court doesn't require hiring a lawyer, knowing legal jargon or understanding the legal concepts behind the case. Small Claims Court simply requires the plaintiffs to tell their side of the story to the court The best way to do this is to have every pertinent piece of information ready to present to the court Pertinent information might include the contract, canceled checks, purchase orders, service agreements, receipts, written estimates and photographs. It's also advisable to have disinterested witnesses prepared to testify, if necessary. Plaintiffs should try to attend a Small Claims Court hearing prior to their case so they can get a feel for how the court operates. For more information on Utah Small Claims Courts, visit the y between legal assistance office 7:30-8:3- 0 Monday-Thursda- am, or visit the Utah Courts Web site at Academy graduates 14 Hill technical sergeants nent Repair Squadron; Tech. Sgt Kenton J. Romero, 4th Fighter Squadron; Tech. Sgt. John E. Brletich, Tech. Sgt Timothy L Stenner and Tech. Sgt Adam C. Wooley, 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Michael Anderson, 649th Munitions Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Michael D. Heup, 75th Communications Squadron; Tech. Sgt David J. Fish, 75th Dental Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Jason K. Fisk and Tech. Sgt. Gerado G. Fonseca, 75th Transportation Squadron Fourteen Hill AFB technical sergeants were among the 86 stu13 from the Forrest L Vosler NCO Academy, at Peterson AFB, Colo. 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