Q: Sueing Two Companies in Small Claim Court In Michigan
I am about to file a small claim. Two LLCs belonging to the same person are involved. Appliance Store where I was told to write the check and the HVAC company that provided the service and gave me the receipt. I was going to sue just the HVAC company but I am going to add the appliance one since they got the money. Can I sue two companies in one small claim? should I prepare two AFFIDAVIT with one case number? It seems I can not name two defendants in one form.
A: More is usually better when it comes to Defendants. I see the form only allows for one Defendant. The court should allow you to sue two parties in one complaint. I suggest you call the civil clerk and ask how to fill out the form if there are two Defendants. (They may tell you: "we don't give legal advice." To which you should respond: "I am looking for procedural advice."). However, if you are seeking more than the $6,500 small claims max, you may want consider 2 separate small claims suits.
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