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Yes, as long as you are only seeking money damages. You can only bring a case in small claims court for money. Also, keep in mind you can only seek an amount up to $5,000.
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Hi there. Small claims court decisions are not reported anywhere so it is not possible to cite you precedential cases.
The rules for small claim courts do not list every kind of actions you can bring; rather the rules set forth the limitations on who can sue and what kind of claim cannot be brought.
The Booklet on Guidelines to New York Small Claims Courts contains the following provisions:
Anyone 18 years of age or over can sue in Small Claims Court. If you are younger
than 18, your parent or guardian may sue on your behalf. Only an individual can sue in
Small Claims Court. Corporations, partnerships, associations, or assignees cannot sue. A partnership may bring a lawsuit in Small Claims Court in * District Court or City Court in Nassau County and in Suffolk County District Court 6 in Small Claims Court. They can, however, be sued in Small Claims Court. If you are a corporation, partnership or assignee, you can sue in the Commercial Small Claims Part.
What? Since the Small Claims Court hears suits for money only, you cannot sue in
Small Claims Court to force a person or business to fix a damaged item. You also
cannot sue in Small Claims Court to make a person or business fulfill a promise made in an advertisement, and you cannot sue for pain and suffering.
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