Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Collections for Idaho

Q: I'm owed more than $5000 in the state of Idaho. How can I sue to collect it?

I need to collect about $20000 owed to me by an ex-employer in Idaho. I've all the paperwork and a determination from the Department of Labor saying they need to pay. The amount is too large for me to sue in small claims though - What are my alternatives? (Suing in magistrate court vs. hiring a collection agency)? Do I need an attorney to sue?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
Answered
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: Hi here is some information for you.

Small claims would be the easiest but it has a maximum $5,000 limit. So you could either give up any money in excess of $5,000 so that you could use the ease of small claims OR,

You could use the District Court’s (Small Lawsuit) method. Idaho has a new section that allows you to use these rules as long as you’re not suing for more than $25,000.

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