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Old 01-05-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Small Claims Court Question

I've taken people to small claims court a few times over disputes so I'm pretty familiar with how things work. However, my current situation is a little different so I thought I'd ask here first.

The thing is, I'm not suing for money or a debt. I want to sue someone to hand over copies of documents. These documents are bank records and I have enough information to know they exist and that they were used to attempt to commit a fraud against me (fraud failed, I caught the transfer in time).

The bank can't hand them over without either a court order or police involvement due to privacy issues (the records are attached to the other persons account).

I don't want to involve the police just yet (but may later depending on how things go). I also know the other person so this isn't a random incident. The other person is not cooperating.

So my options are:

- Sue the bank itself to force them to hand over the records.
- Sue the other person and have the court order them to sign a consent form so I can see the documents.
- Let the police handle it (where I may or may not get full access to the documents anyway).

I'm going to call a lawyer tomorrow anyway, but I wanted to know if it's possible to sue through small claims court for something like getting access to documents, or if small claims is only for financial matters.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #2
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You say you were the victim of attempted fraud. Talk to your lawyer, call the Police if he agrees.
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