Al asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 1 month ago

what is the smallest amount you can be sued for in small claims court ?

if I have a chaged off account and get sued is there a minimum the debt must be before they can sue me in small claims

3 Answers

  • Kelly
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


    If you are sued and they receive a judgment you will owe the amount they sue for and likely they will add their legal fees on to it too (court filing costs, attorney fees, etc).

    If they receive a judgment they can also garnish your wages and bank accounts.

  • 1 month ago

    Technically, one penny ($0.01), but in practice about $25, because suing for less than that would cost them more in fees and other expenses than it would be worth.

  • 1 month ago

    There is no minimum.  

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