A civil action is brought to secure a legal remedy for individuals or corporate entities. Justice courts (courts of limited jurisdiction) have no jurisdiction/power to hear any case not specifically granted to the courts by statute.
Our Court is able to issue protective (restraining) orders in cases of domestic violence, stalking and harassment, sexual assault, and workplace harassment.
Justice courts have jurisdiction over most civil actions where the amount of damages in controversy does not exceed $15,000.
About Civil Cases
Proceedings in civil cases are formal hearings with the purpose of dispensing justice between parties. Both the plaintiff and defendant may be represented by attorneys. The parties may also represent themselves.