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REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
Chapter 84
SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 600.8401SectionSmall claims division; creation; judge; jurisdiction.
Section 600.8401aSectionInstruction sheets.
Section 600.8402SectionCommencement of action; filing, form, and contents of affidavit; notice; name of plaintiff; removal; waiver.
Section 600.8403SectionAffidavit forms; availability; preparation.
Section 600.8404SectionService of affidavit and notice on defendant; form and contents of notice; evening and Saturday court hours.
Section 600.8405SectionService; manner; proof.
Section 600.8406SectionAppearances; copy of affidavit and notice of hearing; application for new notice; jurisdiction to render judgment; continuance.
Section 600.8407SectionFiling of claim in small claims division; restrictions.
Section 600.8408SectionParties; representation; request for trial before district court judge; removal; waiver.
Section 600.8409SectionAttachment or garnishment prohibited; execution; judgment, enforcement; instruction sheets.
Section 600.8410SectionSettlement; payment of judgment; execution, attachment, or garnishment; warning; examination of assets; payment of judgment in full; copy of judgment.
Section 600.8410aSectionWrit of garnishment as to periodic payments issued by small claims division of district court; duration.
Section 600.8411SectionRemoval; waiver; hearings; manner of conducting; no jury or verbatim record.
Section 600.8412SectionWaiver of rights.
Section 600.8413SectionJudgments; conclusiveness; form.
Section 600.8415SectionVenue of actions.
Section 600.8416SectionLocation of small claims division; filing of claims after regular court hours; scheduling of small claims hearings; hearings after regular court hours.
Section 600.8418SectionJudgments; certification.
Section 600.8419SectionForms and stationery.
Section 600.8420SectionFees; disposition.
Section 600.8421SectionCosts to prevailing party.
Section 600.8422SectionCounterclaim; continuance.
Section 600.8423SectionSeparate action by defendant; transmittal fee; transfer of cause.
Section 600.8424SectionActions for fraud, libel, slander, assault, battery, or other intentional torts; governmental agency as party.
Section 600.8425SectionLimitation on claim or recovery; amendment increasing amount claimed.
Section 600.8426SectionName in which defendant sued; validity of judgment.
Section 600.8427SectionConduct of small claims hearing by district court judge or magistrate; appeal.
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