In New Jersey, all lawsuits seeking monetary damages are heard in the Civil Part of the Superior Court in the county they are filed in.
The Civil Part is split into 3 divisions, based on how much money the Plaintiff is suing the Defendant for:
- Small Claims Court- $3,000 or less
- Special Civil Part- $15,000 or less or when a Landlord is seeking possession of their leased premises because the tenant has violated their lease
- Civil Division- $15,000 or more
All Civil Lawsuits are predicated by a cause of action. A cause of action is a fact or event that allows a Plaintiff to bring a lawsuit against a defendant.
Civil Litigation lawsuits can result from various causes of action, including Consumer Fraud, Worker's Compensation, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Breach of Contract, and more.
Civil Litigation is very intense and has dire consequences if deadlines are missed or the incorrect documents are filed. Mr. Cirocco has been a litigator his entire career and will ensure your case is handled properly and you receive the best possible outcome.
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