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If I filed a small claims court case, and the defendant requested a jury trial, how are the proceedings different than regular small claims case? Do I need an attorney and does the jury consist of 23 people like a regular court case.
I don't understand how small claims case can have a jury trial since that is the reason you file in small claims court so the Judge can decide the case. What is the reasoning behind the defendant requesting a jury trail?