LRC Reports

The Court Order Interest Act (1987)

Keywords: Court Order Interest Act; prejudgment; postjudgment; interest; rate; time; damages; special; general; loss; future; past; inflation; payment into court; multiplier; apportionment; discounting; pre-judgment; future interest; post-judgment

The Court Order Interest Act permits a court to award interest on a monetary judgment for the period between the time when the claim arose and the time a court finally issues judgment. This is known as prejudgment interest. This project takes a fresh look at prejudgment interest and makes a number of recommendations aimed at simplifying and rationalizing this area of the law.

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