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Civil Lawsuits in Nassau County District Court and Suffolk County District Court

by | Jul 28, 2022 | Firm News |

Nassau County District Court Civil Lawsuits

The Nassau County District Court located in Hempstead has authority over a variety of cases.

The Nassau County District Court handles civil lawsuits seeking monetary damages up to $15,000, small clams matters with monetary damages up to $5,000, commercial small claims matters with monetary damages up to $5,000, and Landlord Tenant matters concerning housing proceedings and residential and commercial evictions.

In addition to the Nassau County District Court, the City of Glen Cove and the City of Long Beach similarly maintain their own courts which also handle civil lawsuits and Landlord Tenant Eviction matters.

Suffolk County District Court Lawsuits

The Suffolk County District Court has courthouses located in the 5 western towns of Suffolk County — Town of Babylon (Second District Court located in Lindenhurst), Town of Brookhaven (Sixth District Court located in Patchogue), Town of Huntington (Third District Court located in Huntington Station), Town of Islip (Fifth District Court located in Ronkonkoma) and the Town of Smithtown (Fourth District Court located in Hauppauge).

The Suffolk County District Court in the outlying courthouses in Hauppauge, Huntington Station, Lindenhurst, Patchogue and Ronkonkoma hear Civil matters such as civil lawsuits seeking monetary damages up to $15,000, small clams matters with monetary damages up to $5,000, commercial small claims matters with monetary damages up to $5,000, and Landlord Tenant matters concerning housing proceedings and residential and commercial evictions.  The Suffolk County District Court also hears Town Ordinance Violations Claims.