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Types of Claims Allowed in Conciliation Court
Conciliation Court can hear claims up to $15,000. It can also order that personal property be returned. Exception: As of August 1, 2012, Conciliation Court can hear cases of seized property valued up to $15,000.
|Defective goods sold or service provided
||Damage to property or vehicle
|Back rent owed
||Accident repair expenses not paid
|NSF (non-sufficient funds) check tendered
in Hennepin County
|Damage deposit not paid
||Wages not paid
|Return of property (Replevin)
||Defendant lives in Hennepin County. There are a few expections that allow the incident to happen in Hennepin County.
|Claims Not Allowed
|Title to real estate
||Libel or slander
||Actions against deceased persons
|Actions when another court is involved
||Problem or incident did not happen in or defendant does not live in Hennepin County, with some exceptions
Even if you believe you have a claim for more than $15,000, you can only file a claim in Conciliation Court up to $15,000. You may not file more than one claim related to the same incident as a way to reach a higher amount.
You may want to think about whether the person you are suing (the defendant) will be able to pay you. Although you may win a case, the Conciliation Court is not a collection agency and does not contact the defendant to collect payment. Read What to Do if You Win a Judgment for more information.
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