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.