Who Can Sue And Be Sued?Any individual, business, partnership, or corporation (with a couple of exceptions) may bring a small claims suit for recovery of money only for an amount up to $5,000.
In general, the claim must be filed in the district court of the county in which the defendant(s) reside.
Exceptions and specific rules can be found at RCW 3.66.040.
The state of Washington may not be sued in Small Claims Court.
Attorneys and paralegals are excluded from appearing or participating with the plaintiff or defendant in a small claims suit unless the judge grants permission.
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