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[heading]Tennessee Small Claims Court[/heading]
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the Court of General Sessions.
Claim Limit: $25,000.00 (but there is no limit on eviction suits or suits to recover personal property).
Answer Period: The defendant may file a written answer at least seven days before the trial date, but it is only necessary if a counterclaim is being filed.
Attorney Representation: Tennessee permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases can be filed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Not permitted.
Statutes of Limitations (Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 1 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years
Information & Forms: Click Here.
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