Do multiple plaintiff in a superior court civil suit have to pay multiple court fees for filing their suit? 7 Answers as of May 28, 2013

If I file a suit in superior court with more than one plaintiff listed do each of the plaintiff incur the initial filing fee?

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Law Office of Peter Holzer | Peter Holzer
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/28/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
In California, there is only 1 fee to file an action. It does not matter how many plaintiffs there are. Each Defendant, however, must pay a filing fee to file a response to the complaint, whether the Defendants join together in the response or file separately.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/15/2013
Richard J. Keyes Attorney at Law | Richard J. Keyes
Not in Missouri.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 1/15/2013
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
No, plaintiffs filing an action together pay only one filing fee.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/15/2013
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S.
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S. | Joseph T. G. Harper
Not usually. If all plaintiffs file together, while privately you might split the fees among yourselves, the court only requires the single filing fee. If you begin filing cross-claims or start adding parties, you may incur additional filing fees, but for simply starting suit requires only one filing fee.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/15/2013
    Ken Love Law | Kenneth Love
    If there is only one complaint, there is only one filing fee. If you all file different complaints, then you will have to pay separate fees. It sounds like you may be attempting to file pro se (without an attorney). Be very careful doing this in Superior Court. The rules can be complicated and can harm your case if you are not prepared.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 1/14/2013
    Law Offices of Bill N. Jacob
    Law Offices of Bill N. Jacob | Bill N. Jacob
    No, only one filing fee is required even with multiple plaintiffs.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 1/14/2013
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