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The maximum amount to be filed in District Court is $15,000 per cause of action. The small claims section is a special actions part that are limited to $5000 per filing , which includes any special/punitive damages. You could file in the small claims part because the aggregate amount of all of your damages in less than $5,000.00. In small claims civil court you can represent yourself, you must purchase a civil summons and complaint form that is specifically intended for the District Court small claims. An example is a Blumberg form T-1480 which can be purchased at a store that sells legal stationery or from www.blumberglegalforms.com.
After the form is completed by you, the summons must be issued (signed) by a District Court civil clerk. There is a filing fee. After the summons is signed, you must arrange to have the summons and complaint served on the defendant(s).
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