When Can You Sue?

Ancient Ontario laws regarding limitations periods for lawsuits were swept away on January 1, 2004, to the relief of lawyers and their clients. These laws dated from the nineteenth century and were contained in legislation called the Limitations Act and in some later...

Limitation Periods

In the civil law court system, you cannot wait forever to launch a lawsuit. Each province in Canada has specific legislation about how much time you have to sue once you know, or ought to have known, that you have a case against someone else. The legislation is often...

Promissory Notes

Promissory notes are written statements that a person owes money to another person at a certain interest rate. They are often lending documents made on demand and called demand promissory notes. Lawyers use them in estate planning or when there are loans among family...