For civil litigation purposes, a District Court may only hear claims involving matters up to $75,000.00 in controversy.
A Superior Court may handle a claim in any amount over $300.00.
There are different judges, rules of procedure, and the number of persons on a jury. There are some lawsuits that can only be filed in Superior Court such as those involving title to real estate probate and family law.
Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.