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

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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.

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