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Wrongful dismissal in small claims court

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL AND SMALL CLAIMS COURT Unfortunately, we are frequently contacted by unfortunate individuals who have been wrongfully dismissed from their jobs. It is “wrongful” in the sense that the...

Unpaid Loans

SUING FOR YOUR UNPAID LOANS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT Many people enjoy the benefits of loaning money from another. But when it comes time to paying back that loan, those...

Real estate disputes in small claims court

REAL ESTATE DISPUTES IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT While the majority of real estate transactions close smoothly where there is competent real estate counsel involved, the unfortunate reality is that many...

Contractors and Homeowners

CONTRACTORS AND HOMEOWNERS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT Performing a renovation on one’s home, kitchen or other major area of a property, is supposed to be stress-free and effective. Unfortunately, that...

Breach of contract in small claims court

BREACH OF CONTRACT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT When an individual enters into a contract with another person or company, he/she expects that other party to fulfill his/her end of the...

Small claims court overview

The exchange of Pleadings – Plaintiff’s Claim and Defence Overview – If you are the one suing for money, you are the Plaintiff. Your case begins by preparing and issuing (filing)...

St. Catharines Small Claims Court

St. Catharines Small Claims Court The St. Catharines Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of...

Simcoe Small Claims Court

Simcoe Small Claims Court The Simcoe Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Oshawa Small Claims Court

Oshawa Small Claims Court The Oshawa Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Orillia Small Claims Court

Orillia Small Claims Court The Orillia Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Orangeville Small Claims Court

Orangeville Small Claims Court The Orangeville Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Newmarket Small Claims Court

Newmarket Small Claims Court The Newmarket Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Milton Small Claims Court

Milton Small Claims Court The Milton Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Midland Small Claims Court

Midland Small Claims Court The Midland Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Kitchener Small Claims Court

Kitchener Small Claims Court The Kitchener Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Guelph Small Claims Court

Guelph Small Claims Court The Guelph Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Burlington Small Claims Court

Burlington Small Claims Court The Burlington Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Hamilton Small Claims Court

Hamilton Small Claims Court The Hamilton Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Barrie Small Claims Court

Barrie Small Claims Court The Barrie Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of this Small...

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court The Richmond Hill Small Claims Court is one of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of...

Brampton Small Claims Court

Brampton Small Claims Court The Brampton Small Claims Court is one of the busiest of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs...

Toronto Small Claims Court

Toronto Small Claims Court The Toronto Small Claims Court is the busiest of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario.  Read on to learn about the ins and outs of the...

Latent Defects in Ontario law

latent defects The Latent Defects issue It happens all the time.  Doug and Sally buys a house from Bob and Suzy in downtown Toronto. The house is fifty years old but

Star Wars and the Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court and Star Wars? Huh? So, with all the hype over the premier of the latest Star Wars instalment, The Force Awakens, it got me thinking about the...

Injustice at Toronto Small Claims Court

I have a disturbing story to share about a Plaintiff who got screwed by an unjust court decision. Here's what happened... In August 2011, a loan was made by either Jane...

Defence to Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit

When defending a wrongful dismissal lawsuit, it is important to bear in mind Ontario employment law.  Essentially, an employer is always allowed to dismiss an employee , so long...

Low Costs Awarded on Appeal

For those who read my previous post regarding the case of the real estate agent versus the non-paying vendor, I wondered aloud if the real estate agent walked away...

Which Small Claims Court Forms Do I Need?

Which Small Claims Court form do I need? The situation: Suing in the Ontario Small Claims Court Sued In The Ontario Small Claims Court You Cannot Make It To A Settlement Conference Proving...

Stages of an Ontario Small Claims Court Lawsuit

Unlike other higher court lawsuits, the Ontario small claims court is fairly streamlined and relatively efficient.   The Ontario small claims court has three general stages (not counting motions or...

Get it in writing

In the previous post, I discussed how you are always writing for the judge.   In line with this is the concept that everyone has heard “get it in writing”.  I...

Big Brother is Watching

Big Brother is Watching Introduction Big Brother is watching.   The skeptics like to say that in jest whereas the believers will swear to its truth.  No matter which camp you belong...

Ontario Wrongful Dismissal Law

Ontario Wrongful Dismissal Law Q. I was dismissed from my employment. Is that a wrongful dismissal? What can I do about it? The term “wrongful dismissal” can be misleading.  Dismissed employees...

Verbal Contracts and Bad Paint Jobs

Verbal Contracts and Bad Paint Jobs Q. Someone owes me $10,000 but there's no contract. I loaned the money in cash but there's no contract. Do I have a case? The answer...