New question: I have read somewhere that PA is a rare state in which punitive damages are allowed in small claims. At the root is a breach of contract but I will be able to prove malice ... that it was done purely out of ill will, with additional elements of deceit. So maybe this qualifies. My question is: do I specifically request an amount for punitive damages (like, do I literally use the word?) ... or do I let the judge come to that conclusion?