Ripon, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for California

Q: If two brothers want to sue their sister over damages while sister impersonated the executor of the estate. 7500 each?

Can we both sue for max of $7500 each within one small claims case, or do we need to sue separately to both end up with 7500?

We both have the same complaint!

1 Lawyer Answer

Vernon Charles Tucker

Answered
  • Simi Valley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can only file up to $10,000.00 in small claims now. So, to answer your question you would probably have to file separate actions in small claims, but you may want to consider Superior Court and you could then bring both your actions in one lawsuit in limited civil. Obviously, Superior Court is more expensive to file and there are more formal rules that have to be followed, but at least you would be bringing the claim all at once in one action. Good Luck to you!

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