Mississippi Rules & Forms

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Small Claims Court

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

Claim Limit:  $3,500.00

Attorney Representation: Attorneys are permitted to represent clients in small claims court.

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

Jury Trial:  Either party may demand a jury trial.  The plaintiff must make the demand when filing suit, and the defendant must make the demand within five days of being served.

Statutes of Limitations  (Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  6 years
– Oral Contract: 3 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years

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