LCRLJ 14 REMOVAL OF SMALL CLAIM TO CIVIL STATUS 1. Cross claim or counter claims: Defendant or his Counsel may file a Summons and Complaint by paying the $31.00 filing fee, and then move the Court to consolidate the Small Claim action and the Civil action under the District Court number. A date will be set hearing the motion and both parties notified. 2. Other: In a case where there will be no cross-claim or counter claim, the defense counsel shall file a motion asking that the matter be moved to the District Court. If the motion is granted, Defense Counsel must submit, within fourteen (14) days of the granting of the motion, an appearance and answer on behalf of the defendant(s) and pay the $31.00 civil filing fee. The Small Claim action will then be transferred to the Civil docket and will proceed as a Civil case from thereon. If the defendant fails to so file or pay, the order transferring the matter to the District Court Calendar shall be vacated and the matter rescheduled as a small claim.
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