The expression "ação de pequeno montante" is used in the context of European Law (Regulation (EC) No. 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure). In Brazil, the expressions "causa de pequeno valor", "demanda de pequeno valor" or "pequena causa" are used.
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a legal claim involving a relatively small amount of damages, usually defined by statute and often heard in a particular court
She took the banks to the small claims court.