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Plans for a major overhaul of Scotland's court system have been unveiled.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill wants more cases to be dealt with at local level, instead of at the Court of Session.
At the moment civil cases can only be heard in local Sheriff courts if the claim is less than £5000.
He wants to increase that threshold to £150,000.
There are also plans for a new specialist court to deal with personal injury claims