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Tennessee Small Claims Courts

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In Tennessee, Statute 16-15-501 (Title 16, Ch. 15, Part 5, Section 501) aestablishes that the Court of General Sessions hears small claims actions involving disputes for $15,000 or less. In counties of 700,000 or more. people, the Court hears small claims disputes for up to $25,000. However, there is no dollar limit for cases involving unlawful detainer and the recovery of personal property.


Also, Tennessee County Web Sites From the County Technical Assistance Service.

Last updated on 05/19/11

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