Massachusetts Rules & Forms

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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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