Maine Revised Statutes

§7482. Definition of a small claim

Notwithstanding the total amount of a debt or contract, a "small claim" means a right of action cognizable by a court if the debt or damage does not exceed $6,000 exclusive of interest and costs. It does not include an action involving the title to real estate. [2009, c. 428, §1 (AMD).]

Effective July 1, 1997 and every 4 years after that date, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters shall review the monetary limit on small claims actions and the Judicial Department shall periodically provide information and comments on the monetary limit on small claims actions to that committee. [1993, c. 401, §3 (NEW).]

1981, c. 667, §2 (NEW). 1983, c. 678, (AMD). 1993, c. 401, §3 (AMD). 1997, c. 23, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 428, §1 (AMD).