If you need to sue someone to recover monies owed, property, damages to property or person, etc., you are the Plaintiff. If someone is suing you, you are the Defendant.
Currently (as of January 1, 2020), the limit of the Small Claims Court is $35,000.
Taking someone to court, or being taken to court, can be an expensive and drawn out process. Miller Paralegal Services offers free consultation for a fair and honest assessment of your particular situation plus the professional advice you need on how to possibly resolve the matter.
If a demand letter is sufficient to collect amounts owed to you, will not be charged further fees. If it appears that a matter cannot be resolved and must be taken before the court, fee ranges will be discussed.
If you are being taken to court, you must defend yourself, otherwise a Judgment will be rendered against you.
Going into court with proper representation, either as the Plaintiff or the Defendant, is in your best interest. Make sure you go in with a professional, experienced, licensed and insured paralegal.
For more information from the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, on the Small Claims Court processes, click here.