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We are a small used car dealership in California. We need

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We are a small used car dealership in California. We need to do some collections lawsuits and found a note that we can only sue 2 times per year for over $2500 according to this website - http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/civ_smallclaims.shtml - is this accurate or is this for individuals? i cannot imagine that Chase or Wells Fargo or even a furniture store or check cashing place could survive with just two in a year. Is this limit enforced?

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

You can sue more than twice a year you just can't sue, unrepresented, in small claims court as a business more than twice a year for more than $2500.

JD 1992 :

If you want to sue more than that you have to hire a lawyer and sue in a higher court.

JD 1992 :

The reason is that small claims court is designed to settle disputes quickly and easily between people and isn't supposed to be used as a collections court.

Customer:

Wow, that is terrible. Suing in a higher court costs thousands per case, so the crooks get away with everything because people like me won't pay those fees for a chance to get something from some con artist...sounds like a screwed up system to me.

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