If I want to sue an out of state company, where do I file the small claims action?
Question Details: I bought a home warranty from a company. I filed a claim be cause my air conditioner was not working. They sent a technician out to check the unit. He found that the commpressor was locked up but said the unit was in "above average condition" and "properly maintained" and that the compressor failed due to "normal wear and tear". The air conditioner is 16 years old. He submitted all of that to the warranty. They in turn called me and told me they were going to deny my claim because the unit was improperly maintained, which is not what the tech wrote down. I would like to take them to small claims court to make them pay for the covrage which they said they would provide.
It would be advisable for you to check with the Small Claims Court advisor in your community to inquire whether this is the type of case which you can file in your state or whether you have to file in the state where the company is located.
These rules regarding Small Claims Court jurisdiction vary from state to state.