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SMALL CLAIMS COURT

RMG Legal Services can assist you in launching or defending a claim in the Small Claims courts located in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Newmarket and Oshawa.

The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. The Small Claims Court offers a simplified procedure for initiating and launching civil claims under $25,000.

Suing in Small Claims Court requires solid preparation. Before launching a claim, it is essential to thoroughly analyse all facets of the case in order to ensure that the claim proceeds in a timely manner. A paralegal can assist in identifying the critical elements of your lawsuit, including:

  • Who should you sue
  • Where should you sue
  • When should you sue
  • What evidence you have to support your claim
  • How much it will cost to launch and litigate your claim

RMG Legal can help you at every step of the Small Claims Court process. RMG Legal can also be retained to handle specific steps associated with a claim with a limited scope retainer.

 

TYPES OF CLAIMS

The most common type of claim heard in the Small Claims Court are debts up to $25,000. A liquidated claim is a sum of money owed is specified under an agreement and does not require any valuation by the court.

Examples of liquidated damages include:

  • Monies owed for goods supplied or services rendered
  • Unpaid loans
  • Unpaid rent
  • NSF or dishonored cheques

 

The Small Claims Court will also hear damage claims and assess unliquidated claims. Damage claims are those for loss, injury or deterioration caused by the negligence, design or accident of one person to another. Unliquidated damage claims are not fixed or specified, therefore these claims must be put before the court to determine the amount a plaintiff is entitled to receive.

Examples of unliquidated damages include:

  • Property damage
  • Personal injury
  • Improper repairs
  • Breach of contract
     

Find out today on how we may assist you.  

Telephone:  416.890.7974      Email: rmg@rmglegal.ca