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Oklahoma law to raise small claim court limits


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new state law will increase the amount of money plaintiffs can seek in small claims court in Oklahoma.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation this week that will increase the limit from $7,500 to $10,000, The Oklahoman ( ) reported. Civil cases that exceed those amounts will be filed in district court.

The new law, which takes effect in November, also will allow parties to move new small-claims cases to district court.

The last increase was in 2012, when lawmakers raised the limit by $1,500.

The new limit is a reasonable change, said Brian Bishop,...

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