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Your Rights -- The Tenants Union Help Center: Information for WA Residents -- Guide to Small Claims Court
Source: The Tenants Union, Washington State

A guide on how to use the Small Claims Courts. Potential claims include unpaid rent or the return of a deposit.
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Washington Small Claims Court
Source: Northwest Justice Project

Comprehensive description of the use of the Small Claims Court to resolve disputes. Topics covered include: what kinds of claims can be heard in Small Claims Court; how to resolve disputes before going to court; the right to an interpreter; where to file a claim; whether a party out of state may be sued; how to file a claim and notify the other party of the claim; what to do when served with a Notice of Small Claims by another party; how to prepare for and participate in a trial; what happens if one party does not show up at the trial; how to collect money awarded by the Small Claims Court; whether and how a judgment in Small Claims Court can be appealed; and how to get more information and advice about Small Claims Court. Includes a sample demand letter people can use to try to resolve a dispute directly with the other party and links to statutes and a few forms that may be helpful to people involved in small claims. Information is available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Laotian.
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Court Forms/Process: Small Claims Court
Source: Northwest Justice Project

General information page describing the Small Claims Court process, purpose, and what a person going to Small Claims Court should expect.
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An Introduction to Washington Small Claims Court
Source: Washington Courts

An Overview of Washington's Small Claims Court. Topics covered include who can sue and be sued in Small Claims Court, how to file a claim, how to prepare and participate in a small claims trial, how to collect money awarded in Small Claims Court, and how to appeal a small claims decision. Includes links to Washington state laws and court rules for Small Claims Court.
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Resolving Consumer Disputes
Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Describes different venues for resolving Complaints and steps consumers should take in order to enforce their rights. Options covered include small claims court, hiring an attorney, contacting the company involved, settlement, arbitration, and use of third parties such as the Better Business Bureau.
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