Massachusetts Rules & Forms
Small Claims Court
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims division of the Boston municipal court, or in the Small Claims section of the District Court.
Claim Limit: $7,000.00, but there is no limit for property damage caused by a vehicle.
Attorney Representation: Massachusetts permits attorneys in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases can not be filed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials are not permitted in small claims court.
Statutes of Limitations (Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years
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