California Code of Civil Procedure > Code Civ. Proc. §116.221. Jurisdiction up to $10,000 in Cases Filed by Natural Persons
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In addition to the jurisdiction conferred by Section 116.220, the small claims court has jurisdiction in an action brought by a natural person, if the amount of the demand does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), as otherwise prohibited by subdivision (c) of Section 116.220 or subdivision (a) of Section 116.231.