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[heading]North Carolina Small Claims Court[/heading]
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims division of the District Court.
Claim Limit: $5,000.00
Answer Period: Defendant can file an answer at any time before the trial.
Attorney Representation: North Carolina permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases can be filed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials not permitted if the case is assigned to a magistrate judge. Otherwise, it will be treated as a regular civil case, and either party may request a jury trial.
Statutes of Limitations (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 3 years
– Oral Contract: 3 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years
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[heading]North Carolina Superior Court[/heading][column size=”1-2″ last=”0″]