2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 9 - COURTS
Chapter 11 - Justice Courts.
9-11-9 - Civil jurisdiction; pecuniary interest in outcome of action.

§ 9-11-9. Civil jurisdiction; pecuniary interest in outcome of action.
 

Justice court judges shall have jurisdiction of all actions for the recovery of debts or damages or personal property, where the principal of the debt, the amount of the demand, or the value of the property sought to be recovered shall not exceed Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500.00). 
 

The justice court judges shall have no pecuniary interest in the outcome of any action once suit has been filed. 
 

Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 50, art 2 (9); 1857, ch 58, art. 7; 1871, § 1302; 1880, § 2190; 1892, § 2394; 1906, § 2723; Hemingway's 1917, § 2222; 1930, § 2071; 1942, § 1805; Laws,  1964, ch. 333; Laws, 1977, ch. 308; Laws, 1981, ch. 471, § 4; Laws, 1985, ch. 478, § 1; Laws, 1986, ch. 365; Laws, 1995, ch. 573, § 1; Laws, 2008, ch. 319, § 5, eff July 24, 2008 (the date the United States Attorney General interposed no objection under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the amendment of this section.)
 

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