This appeal is from a judgment rendered in favor of a landlord in a forcible detainer action commenced in the justice court. It presents the question of whether the justice court acted properly in dismissing the tenant's counterclaims. If the counterclaims were not properly dismissed, the justice court was without jurisdiction because the total damages prayed for in the action exceeded the statutory jurisdictional amount limitation. We hold that the counterclaims pleaded by appellant were properly dismissed and that, therefore, the justice court had jurisdiction to entertain the action. Under settled jurisdictional principles, the subsequent litigation in the superior court was appellate in nature and exhausted appellant's appellate remedies. Consequently, this court has no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal.