How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dimitry K., Esq. Your Own Question
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 41220
Experience:  Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.
Type Your Legal Question Here...
Dimitry K., Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can I use small claims against a city for a tree problem their

This answer was rated:

Can I use small claims against a city for a tree problem their trees caused?

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

Generally the city has 'sovereign immunity' against most suits. Furthermore small claims are generally limited from hearing cases based on municipal parties (governmental agencies and the like). If there is a claim against the city, you would need to take it to a higher court because small claims are not typically permitted to hear such cases as that is beyond their charter and scope.

Good luck.

Dimitry K., Esq. and 10 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you

Related Legal Questions