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FAQ - Civil Cases in Limited Jurisdiction Courts

What are the requirements and restrictions for filing a civil case in justice court?

Jurisdiction means the kinds of cases a court have the authority to hear.  In justice court to file a lawsuit the amount of the awarded judgment has to be less than $10,000.

  • A larger claim may be reduced to $10,000 and the remaining amount waived.
  • The court costs (filing and service fees) and attorney fees can be added onto the request for the $10,000.