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  482.315.  Procedure if amount of claim exceeds jurisdictional amount — amendment of claim in transferred action not to exceed jurisdictional amount of court to which transferred. — 1.  If the amount in controversy in an action exceeds five thousand dollars, a plaintiff may file and prosecute a small claims action for recovery of money, but such plaintiff waives any claim for any sum in excess of five thousand dollars in that or in any subsequent proceeding involving the same parties and issues.

  2.  In an action transferred under section 482.325, the plaintiff or defendant may amend the claim or counterclaim to a dollar amount not to exceed the jurisdictional limit of the division of the circuit court to which the action was transferred.


(L. 1976 H.B. 1317 & 1098 § 4 subsec. 5 subdiv. (1), A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 1982 S.B. 497, A.L. 1985 S.B. 5, et al., A.L. 1993 H.B. 490, A.L. 1995 H.B. 189, A.L. 2011 S.B. 59)

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