If the amount in dispute is greater than $15,000 you will find
yourself in another Court. Each of Georgia’s counties has
its own Court system. Some of them have two. While most of the
forms and procedures have been standardized, each county (or judicial
circuit) may still have its own particular way of doing things.
The county where your dispute is to be litigated depends on where
the Defendant is located.
In some circumstances, your claim may be brought in Federal Court.
If the dispute involves certain federal statutes, such as anti-discrimination
laws or Trademark and Copyright, federal court is generally the
best place to be. If all of the parties are from different states
and the amount in dispute exceeds $75,000 then the claim may also
be brought in federal court, which is also sometimes called the
United States District Court. There are three trial level District
Courts in Georgia, cutting somewhat diagonal stripes from northeast
to southwest across the State. Which one you find yourself in
depends on what County in Georgia the case could have been brought
had you (or your opponent) selected a Georgia court to bring your
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