Illinois Rules & Forms

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Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims Court.

Claim Limit:  $10,000.00

Attorney Representation: Illinois permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court (corporations must have an attorney)

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases can be filed in Illinois small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Either party may demand a jury trial. The plaintiff must make the demand when filing suit; the defendant must make the demand within five days of being served, or at mediation/pretrial conference.

Statutes of Limitations  (735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  10 years
– Oral Contract: 5 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 5 years
– Personal Property: 5 years

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