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Question: Phipps became involved in a case of

Phipps became involved in a case of mistaken identity. A local merchant falsely accused him, in front of people who knew him, of shoplifting. Phipps was charged but not convicted. Angry and embarrassed, yet not wanting to spend money for an attorney, he acted as his own attorney and sued the merchant for false arrest in small claims court.
a. Can Phipps act as his own attorney?
b. Does small claims court have jurisdiction in this case?
c. Is there a dollar limit on the kind of case that can be brought to small claims court?


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