Pennyslvania small claims, you may file a suit with a magisterial district judge (MDJ), formerly called a
district justice (very county has its own district court - Courtlinked.com will find the correct venue for your case), if you have a complaint against a person or business and wish to recover an amount of money totaling $12,000 or less. This is called a civil
The $12,000 limit does not include the court costs involved in the suit, or any interest that may be due on your claim. If you are successful, you are
entitled to be reimbursed for court costs.
You also may be brought before a MDJ to answer a summary offense charge or a motor vehicle violation. These are called criminal actions.
If you are involved in a dispute over a landlord/ tenant issue, the time frame for hearings and appeals is different - fconcontact us for more information.
Once a small claims is filed in the state of Pennsylvania, the defendant is served. Depending on the county, the defendant received a return date. If the defendant fails to appear and answer you win the case by default. If the defendant does provide an answer to the small claims complaint a trial date is set. Courtlinked.com will handle this process and keep you posted.
Courtlinked.com will assist you with your question in regards to judgment entry forms and additional procedures required for the state of Pennsylvania.
Courtlinked.com will handle your entire Virginia small claims from start to finish.