Please note corrected effective date for this law – and thank you to the lawyers who alerted me to this!
The Oregon Small Claims Court jurisdictional limit has been raised to $10,000.
HB 2710 was signed by the Governor on June 30, 2011. (Chapter 595, (2011 Laws): Some parts effective date July 1, 2011; the Small Claims Court amendments are effective October 1, 2011.)
Please, as I noted in a previous blog post on this subject, if you have that much money at stake, please, please do your research or consult an attorney. You have no appeal from a Circuit Court Small Claims Court small claims court verdict.
The Oregon State Bar Information and Referral Service can refer you to Small Claims Coaches. Call their referral service at 503-684-3763 or 1-800-452-7636 for more informaton.
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