Guide to Small Claims Proceedings in the District Court - Out-of-Court Settlement

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If the case is settled before the hearing date, you should notify the clerk, in writing, immediately so that the hearing can be canceled and the case can be dismissed.

Example of Out-Of-Court Settlement Notice
DATE 3/29/08
TO: Clerk of Court
Maine District Court, Courtown, ME 04000
FROM: Jane Doe, Plaintiff
DOCKET# SC-2008-1234
On 3/28/08, I agreed to settle my case with Joseph Smith, d/b/a Joe's Used Car's. I have returned the 1993 VW Golf to Mr. Smith and he has refunded my original payment of $1,500. I am satisfied with this settlement and have no further claim against Mr. Smith. The hearing that was scheduled to be held on April 22, 2008 may be canceled and the case dismissed.
cc: Joseph Smith, d/b/a Joe's Used Car's, defendant

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