Archive for Monday, November 2, 2009

Attorney General candidate wants to allow more cases in small claims court

Current Senate majority leader expects to press for legislation in the next session

November 2, 2009


— Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt wants to allow more cases to be settled in small claims court.

The Independence Republican and attorney general candidate says he'll push a bill next year to eliminate a cap on how many small claims cases a business can file in a year. The limit is now 20.

Schmidt says the change will save individuals and small businesses money when they're trying to collect debts or have financial disputes.

In small claims court, individuals represent themselves and hire attorneys. Court costs also are lower than they are in district courts.

People can settle disputes in small claims court if the amount in dispute is less than $4,000.


thewayitis 8 years, 6 months ago

Of course when you do win the judgement you have to hire a lawyer to collect it.

Alexander Neighbors 8 years, 6 months ago

I would be interested in finding out how the New Attorney General would handle the corruption in the yellow house Case ?

and what they plan to do to keep stuff like this from happening again.

igby 8 years, 6 months ago

If a business rips you off and tells you one thing and does another after taking your money, you have to hire a lawyer to sue them to get your money back. This does not protect the public very well because of the cost factor in hiring a lawyer.

The law needs to be changed to allow businesses to be sued in small claims court.

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