The general division of the Civil Division of the Court of Quebec handles cases that involve claims of less than $100,000.
If your claim is for just over $15,000, you can lower it to $15,000 to file a complaint with the small claims court.
If your claim is for at least $75,000 but less than $100,000, you can either petition the Civil Division of the Court of Québec or the Superior Court of Québec.
Steps to filing a complaint
To learn more about what you need to do to take your case to court, refer to the Éducaloi website.
You can also consult a lawyer, who can help you prepare your case and represent you in court. You can find a lawyer and read some helpful tips on the website of the Barreau du Québec.
You must not exceed a certain period of time to file a claim with the court. For consumer contracts, the Civil Code of Québec generally sets a deadline of 3 years as of the moment the problem first appeared.
After this deadline, your recourse has exceeded the limitation period, which means that you can no longer file a claim with the court. It is therefore in your best interest to exercise your recourse options quickly after the events have occurred.
Last update : January 25, 2024
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