A civil case is a dispute between two or more parties in which the first party, called the plaintiff, accuses the second party, called the defendant, of violating some rule of civil law which has caused injury or damage to the plaintiff. Either party may be an individual or a corporation.
Cases involving lawsuits between two or more parties may seek money damages, injunctions or equitable relief. If the claim amount is $25,000 or less, the lawsuit is filed with the district court. (If the claim is over $25,000, the lawsuit is filed with the circuit court.)
GENERAL CIVIL FILING FEES:
You may wish to review the General Court Process for Civil and Domestic Relations Cases.
Claim up to $600: $35.00
Claim over $600 up to $1,750: $55.00
Claim over $1,750 up to $10,000: $75.00
Claim over $10,000 up to $25,000: $160.00
General Civil Summons and Complaint - MC01
Answer with Instructions - MC03