Civil Cases: Suing and Being Sued in the Superior Court of Justice
Effective July 1, 2017, the following regulation amends the Rules of Civil Procedure (“RCP”): O.Reg 203/17.
This regulation amends Rule 74.02(7) to:
- Allow a will on deposit with the court to be released to an authorized lawyer for an estate trustee (new subrule 74.02 (7.1, 7.2, 7.3))
- Clarify the process to release a will on deposit with the court where there are multiple estate trustees (new subrule 74.02(7) (7.3)).
Form 74.45.1 “Request for Further Notice in Passing of Accounts” has been amended to clarify that a lawyer can complete the form on behalf of a client. The updated form 74.45.1 is available online.
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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