On January 1st, 2020, a number of important changes to Ontario’s civil courts system came into place. Chief among these changes are increases to the claim limits for Small Claims Court and the Simplified Procedure process under the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Changes to Small Claims Court Limits

As of January 1st, 2020, individuals can bring claims of up to $35,000 in Small Claims Court, which is a substantial increase over the previous limit of $25,000.

While it is still too early to tell how this increase in claim limit will impact civil litigation in Ontario, … Continue Reading