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Suing Someone

Suing someone is the process of commencing proceedings in Court. However, this process is not as simple as it seems. What every litigator should tell their client before commencing a legal proceeding is that the process is lengthy and can be very expensive.

Sometimes a lawsuit can take up to two (2) years before obtaining any type of outcome. The process is long and arduous, and can become very time intensive and expensive. 

In Ontario, sometimes the general limitation period can be two (2) years from the date the claim was discovered. Keep in mind that there are exceptions to this general rule. A limitation period can prevent you from starting or continuing a legal proceeding. It is very important that you contact a lawyer to discuss your matter to assess your claim.

There are other ways to resolve a matter, whether it is through negotiation, mediation, or another type of alternate dispute resolution ("ADR"). Sometimes suing is not the best answer for you; and it becomes a question of the costs of litigation outweighing the potential benefits you may receive.

If you have any questions about litigation, get in touch with us.

All materials contained on this website should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. The content of the SLC Law website is provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or other advice on any subject matter. Contact a lawyer or other professional for advice regarding your particular circumstances.

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