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  • Writer's pictureSteve Sasser

Legislature Changes Jurisdictional Limits

In the last legislative session, the Alabama Legislature made a significant change to Ala Code Section 12-11-30 (1975.) Effective Sunday September 1, 2019, the monetary jurisdictional limit for filing civil cases in the District Court will increase from $10,000 to $20,000. This will allow you to bring larger cases in District Court where you can often get a quicker resolution of your case and often allows a Plaintiff to pay a smaller filing fee. There are also additional changes. For example, the circumstances regarding the concurrent jurisdiction between the District and Circuit Court have changed and should be examined. For more information review the law here or contact us to discuss your specific situation

Disclaimer: The above information is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. Each situation is different, and you should contact an attorney to discuss your specific situation.

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