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Treble damages may put the claim over the jurisdictional limit of a small claims action, e.g., in excess of $5000 for claims by nonnatural persons [see CCP §116.220(a)(1)] or $10,000 for claims by natural persons [see CCP §116.221]. If so, you should inform the plaintiff of their option to waive the excess amount or to refile in a court of proper jurisdiction.

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