Stages of a Civil Lawsuit

A civil lawsuit is different from a case in family law or criminal law. The subject matter involves disputes over such things as land, or a contract, or a will. It also may involve a wrongful dismissal, or personal injury, or the collection of a loan. The lawsuit, or...

A Pre-Trial Conference

Whether you are in litigation in the Small Claims Court or in the Superior Court of Justice, you will be involved in a pre-trial conference. A pre-trial conference is a non-binding settlement conference before trial. It is an informal meeting between the parties (the...

Lawsuits

There are two types of lawsuits in the court system. The usual lawsuit is one commenced by a statement of claim and is called “an action.” This type of lawsuit requires the opposing side, the defendant, to file a statement of defence. Once these “pleadings” are...