Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Small Claims Court Limit Increase

Effective January 1, 2010, the limit for claims in Ontario small claims courts has increased from $10,000 to $25,000. With the process being relatively user friendly, and not requiring a lawyer, I would imagine the number of claims will increase significantly, providing access to justice for people who may have otherwise declined to pursue a claim due to legal costs. For businesses, this means larger accounts receivable, for instance, can be collected through this process, with few upfront legal expenses. Good news for the small business community.

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