Sometimes the person who is sued will
have a claim against the person who
the lawsuit. This claim is called the
Claim. The defendant may file this
in the same lawsuit. This helps to
all of the disagreements between the
at the same time.
If the defendant decides to file a
in Small Claims Court, that claim may
not be for more than $5000. If the
of the claim is more than this amount,
defendant may either give up the amount
$5000 and sue in Small Claims Court
a motion to transfer the case to the
Division of the Superior Court for
value of the claim.
The defendant's claim must be served
plaintiff at least 5 days before trial.
the defendant received the plaintiff's
10 days or less before the trial, then
defendant's claim must be served at
1 day before the trial. The same methods
for service of process apply as described