I frequently tell people that litigation is expensive. As a result, many people only litigate disputes concerning large amounts of money, since smaller amounts are not worth the trouble or cost. But some disputes are important to people, even if the amount at stake is low. People care about being disrespected or scammed. And what may be a small amount of money to one person may be significant go another. Luckily, there is a forum for people to dispute small amounts because, in the alternative, people would take matters into their own hands. That forum is small claims court.