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NCJ Number: 67076 Find in a Library
Title: LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT - JUDICIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE - SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Corporate Author: John Korbel Video Enterprises, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: P HOLAHAN
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: John Korbel Video Enterprises, Inc
New Orleans, LA 70130
Louisiana Supreme Court
New Orleans, LA 70112
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

John Korbel Video Enterprises, Inc
I-15 Wilkinson Row
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A TYPICAL SMALL CLAIMS COURT SCENE IS PRESENTED IN THIS FILM THAT SHOWS ONE NEIGHBOR SUING ANOTHER FOR DAMAGING HIS SON'S BICYCLE.
Abstract: THE FILM FOLLOWS THE CASE FROM THE INITIATION OF THE SUIT TO ITS RESOLUTION AND DESCRIBES THE ADVANTAGES OF SMALL CLAIMS COURT FOR USERS: A FILING FEE OF $15, A ONE-PAGE FORM, INFORMAL PROCEEDINGS WHERE ATTORNEYS ARE NOT ESSENTIAL, AND QUICK SETTLEMENT. THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AND TO CHOOSE ARBITRATION ARE DISCUSSED BRIEFLY. THE FILM ALSO GIVES A BRIEF HISTORY OF FAMILY DISPUTE SETTLEMENT, AND SHOWS THE INITIAL PROCESS OF FILING, AND NOTING CASES THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE COURT'S JURISDICTION. SCENES FROM THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT CASE DEPICT WITNESS TESTIMONY, QUESTIONS BY THE JUDGE, AND THE JUDGE'S FINAL COMMENTS AND DECISION. AN EVALUATION SHEET ACCOMPANIES THE FILM.
Index Term(s): Louisiana; Small claims courts
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