Title 10
Courts and Civil Procedure — Procedure in Particular Actions

Chapter 16
Small Claims and Consumer Claims

R.I. Gen. Laws 10-16-1



 10-16-1.  Actions subject to chapter.

In all ex contractu civil actions and in any action to recover the amount of any tax for money only not in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) exclusive of interest and costs, and in all actions or suits to recover damages resulting from a retail sale of tangible personal property to a member of the general public or from services rendered to a member of the general public in which the plaintiff seeks to recover an amount of money only not in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) exclusive of interest and costs, and in all actions or suits based upon a negotiable instrument involving an amount of money only not in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) exclusive of interest and costs, the procedure shall, at the plaintiff's election, shown by his or her waiver of appeal, be as provided by this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1930, ch. 1596, 1; P.L. 1933, ch. 2022, 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 592, 1; G.L. 1956, 10-16-1; P.L. 1959, ch. 68, 1; P.L. 1962, ch. 19, 1; P.L. 1969, ch. 130, 1; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, 12; P.L. 1970, ch. 214, 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 232, 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 192, 2; P.L. 1982, ch. 332, 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 77, 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 244, 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 212, 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 300, 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 143, 1, effective July 3, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 144, 1, effective July 3, 2021.