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Archive of: Small Claims Court

Small Claims Jurisdictional Limit Increased To $10,000

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Tenant Damage, Legislation, Evictions, Small Claims Court / Comments

Wisconsin's small claims jurisdictional limit was increased from $5,000 to $10,000 effective July 1, 2011.  This increase was included in Governor Walker's 2011-2013 Budget Bill.The jurisidictional limit for small claims in Wisconsin was set at $5,000 back in 1995 and has remained the same for 16 years.I see this as a positive change for debt collectors and potentially landlords. All eviction actions -- regardless of the amount of rent owed -- ...

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Update On Who May Represent A LLC in Eviction Court: New Rules To Start September 1st

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Evictions, LLC's / Comments

Those of you that have been following my blog are aware that Milwaukee County Small Claims Court has indicated that it will not allow non-attorneys to represent LLC's in court in the near future.My earlier posts on this topic can be read here and here.A fellow board member from the AASEW informed me today that one of the owner's of a property he manages was handed the notice that ...

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