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Small Claims Complaint

This is a Indiana form that can be used for Superior Court No 4 within Local County, Hamilton, Circuit-Superior Court, Small Claims.

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SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT HAMILTON SUPERIOR COURT 4 One Hamilton County Square, Suite 292 Noblesville, Indiana 46060-2231 Telephone no. (317) 776-9612 Plaintiff 1 ___________________________________ Plaintiff 2 ___________________________________ Address Line 1 _______________________________ Address Line 2 _______________________________ City ___________________ State ___ Zip _________ Telephone ___________________________________ If Plaintiff is represented by an attorney: Attorney ____________________________________ Attorney Number _____________________________ Address Line 1 _______________________________ Address Line 2 _______________________________ City ___________________ State ___ Zip _________ Telephone ___________________________________ Defendant 2__________________________________ Address Line 1 ________________________________ Address Line 2 ________________________________ City __________________ State ____ Zip__________ Telephone ___________________________________ CAUSE NO. 29D04-__________-SC-___________ Plaintiff requests service by: Sheriff of _____________________ County Certified mail vs. Defendant 1__________________________________ Address Line 1 ________________________________ Address Line 2 ________________________________ City __________________ State ____ Zip__________ Telephone ___________________________________ CLERK'S NOTICE OF CLAIM TO DEFENDANT You (the Defendant) have been sued by the Plaintiff whose name appears above. You must appear in Hamilton Superior Court 4 in person or by your attorney on ___________________________________________ for your first hearing. The Court may enter a default judgment against you if you fail to appear. The Plaintiff's Claim is for: Note, Contract, or Account (copy attached). Other _______________________________. A brief statement of the nature of the Plaintiff's claim against you is as follows:___________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________. The Plaintiff demands judgment against the Defendant(s) for $_____________, plus interest from the date of ___________________________, 201__, at the rate of ______%, and the Court costs of this action. Dated: ________________________, 201__. ____________________________________________ Plaintiff's or attorney's signature (attorney must sign if an attorney is representing Plaintiff) (See important information on reverse side) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS CLAIM 1. The Plaintiff or the Defendant may represent themselves individually or be represented by an attorney. A Small Claims Litigant's Handbook is available at the offices of the Clerk or Court for each party's benefit. The Plaintiff and Defendant should bring to trial all documents in their possession or under their control concerning this claim. The Court usually does NOT conduct a contested trial on the first trial setting unless the hearing is for an eviction or, if time permits, both parties are prepared to go forward. 2. A default judgment may be entered against the Defendant if he or she fails to appear for the first hearing or trial, and if the Plaintiff fails to appear, the case will be dismissed (but the Plaintiff may re-file the claim once more). 3. If the Defendant does not wish to dispute the Plaintiff's claim, the Defendant still may wish to appear to allow the Court to establish the method for paying the judgment. 4. Any request for a continuance of the first hearing date or trial date by either party should be filed with the Court at least 5 days before the date. Forms to request a continuance are available at the Court's office. The party requesting a continuance must contact the other party regarding the request. 5. The Defendant must file any counterclaim with the Clerk in time to be mailed and received by the Plaintiff at least 7 calendar days before the trial date. The Defendant does NOT waive a claim if the Defendant does not filed it as a counterclaim. The Defendant, however, does waives the amount of the counterclaim over the jurisdictional limit by filing a counterclaim. 6. If a settlement of this claim is made out of Court, it should be in writing and signed by the Plaintiff and Defendant. Settlement forms are available at the Court's office. The settlement shall be filed with the Court and will be entered in the Small Claims Docket and shall have the same effect as a judgment of the Court. 7. The filing of a Small Claim waives the Plaintiff's right to trial by jury. The Defendant may, no later than 10 days following service of the Notice of Claim, make a demand for a trial by jury in writing, specifying that the demand is made in good faith, and supplying the affidavit required by Indiana Code 33-29-2-7. Once a jury trial request has been granted, it may not be withdrawn without consent of both parties. Both parties should then obtain attorneys. The Defendant must pay a $70 fee at the Clerk's office within 10 days after the jury request has been granted; otherwise, the Defendant gives up the right to a jury trial. SHERIFF'S RETURN OF NOTICE OF CLAIM I hereby certify that on the below date: I served this Notice of Claim by delivering a copy to the Defendant. I served this Notice of Claim by leaving a copy: at the dwelling or usual place of abode of Defendant; with a person of suitable age and discretion residing therein, namely____________________________; and by mailing a copy of the Notice of Claim to the Defendant, by first class mail, to the address listed on the Notice of Claim (date mailed if different from below: ______________________, 201___). I was unable to serve this Notice of Claim because _______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________. Dated: _______________________, 201__. ____________________________________ Sheriff of ______________________ County By: ________________________________ SC4.COM (revised March 3, 2010) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com

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