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What is the timeframe before you cannot take somebody to small claims court in the state of Massachusetts

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Feb 26, 2018
Typically, the timeframe for bringing a claim in small claims court will be subject to the same statute of limitations for the same claim in traditional litigation. Under Chapter 260 Section 2 of the Massachusetts Statute of Frauds and Limitations, a claim based on a contract must be brought within 6 years. Of course, it's worth keeping in mind that to be eligible for small claims court in Massachusetts, the base amount for the claim may not exceed $7,000 (though statutory damages and the awarding of attorney fees could certainly exceed $7,000).
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