Where to file civil litigation cases
Where you file a civil case depends on the amount of the claim you’re filing. The guidelines below are to give you an idea of where to file your claim, but they are not a substitute for proper legal counsel:
- For claims $25.00 or less, the case can be filed in the district court where the incident occurred or the district in which the defendant lives.
- If the claim is more than $25.00, the case can be filed in the circuit court in where the incident occurred or where the defendant lives.
- For disputes involving amounts of $5,500 or less, the defendant can choose to file the case with the small claims division. However, an attorney cannot represent you in small claims court unless you request the case be moved to the regular civil division.
If you do not know or are unsure of the value of your claim, I can help you determine and argue that value to the courts. Whenever you are fighting for your assets, your rights, or social justice, you need a skilled attorney to represent your case if you wish to achieve the best results.
Michigan’s laws against discrimination
In the state of Michigan, the civil rights guarantee law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and public service. You should contact a civil litigation attorney immediately if any of the following scenarios describe what has happened to you:
- Fired without just cause
- Received unequal payment
- Refused for employment
- Denied admission or services
- Disciplined or expelled as a student without just cause
- Denied housing without just cause or reason
It is as unfortunate as it is prevalent, but there are many other instances where discrimination plays a part in the wrongful treatment of others. In any case, involving civil rights, I can help. I believe in defending individuals’ rights and holding the government to the laws it has set in place to protect them from discrimination.
Whether you have been the victim of discrimination, are fighting to protect your assets, or are seeking justice or resolution in a dispute, act quickly. Reach out to me today.