Civil Cases: Suing and Being Sued in the Superior Court of Justice
ALERT: Courts are not operating as usual. Courthouses remain open but services have been reduced. Consider filing your claims though the Civil Claims online filing service. Please visit the Superior Court of Justice website for detailed information about available services and hearings.
ALERT: Documents for civil (non-criminal) cases to be served on the Crown must now be served by email. This includes Ministers of the Crown (as well as the Attorney General of Ontario), the Children’s Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Director of the Family Responsibility Office. Learn more: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/guides/Guide_to_Serving_Documents_EN.html#_Toc441141484
The government is suspending Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods, retroactive to March 16, 2020. https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200073
A civil claim is a lawsuit between individuals and/or corporations. It can address disputes about terms of contracts, or claims for injury to a person, their property or reputation.
An Introduction to Civil Cases in the Superior Court of Justice
- Flowcharts - What's New? Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure (PDF)
- What is a civil case?
- Who can help me with my civil case?
- Things to consider before deciding whether to sue
- An overview of laws, rules and forms in civil cases
- Steps in a civil action
- Particular proceedings
- Obtaining copies of a judgment
- Searching for information about court files
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