Plaintiff Grandeur Inc., is suing Lindsay Lohan for damages resulting from an incident where the young actress allegedly crashed her car into a parked car. The lawsuit was filed in small claims court, and requests $3,624.84 in damages.
Small claims court differs from other civil courts in that generally, hearings are very short, there is no jury, and attorneys are not present in court. If you have watched the television program, “The Peoples’ Court,” then you might be able to get an idea of what a small claims court proceeding looks like. Please note however, that the aforementioned television show is not a real court proceeding – it is a television show shot in a television studio.
A plaintiff might consider filing a lawsuit in small claims court if the claim for damages is relatively low (court costs are lower in small claims court). It is always best to consult an attorney before doing so, however.