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What is the maximum amount a person can sue Small Claims

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What is the maximum amount a person can sue for in Small Claims Court in Orange County NY? If the amount is higher, what court would the person then go to and do they have to have an attorney in that court?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** *****

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

The limit for small claims court in NY is $3,000 not including any attorney's fees or other related costs.

If the claim exceeds $3,000 but under $15,000 such claim can be filed with the district court and a person doesn't have to have an attorney to file and pursue the lawsuit in the district court.

I wish you the best of luck!