LRC Reports

Interest and Jurisdictional Limits in the County and Provincial Courts (1982)

There is currently a monetary limit to commencing an action in (provincial) small claims court, and there was a similar limit for the (former) county court. For example, at the time of this project, an action could only be commenced in small claims court if the amount of the claim did not exceed $2000. This project considered whether or not a claimant’s entitlement to prejudgment interest should be included in determining whether or not the monetary limit had been met or exceeded.

Keywords: prejudgment; interest; pre-judgment; Court Order Interest Act;
monetary; jurisdiction; debt; County Court; Provincial Court; claim;
Buckler v. Earthwood Manufacturing Ltd.

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