Category: Statute of limitations

New Limitation of Actions Act in Nova Scotia will impact victim’s rights!

by John McKiggan






As of September 1, 2015, Nova Scotia has a new Limitation of Actions Act.  This law creates time limits for how long injured victims have to sue for compensation. The time limits are different depending on the type of claim.

There are some important changes in the new Act that injury victims need to be aware of. The one that may have the greatest impact on personal injury claims is the new rule that establishes a two year time limit for many claims.

Exceptions to the two year time limit

No Duty To Explain Statute Of Limitations To Someone Who Is Not A Client

by John McKiggan






Last week Antonin Pribetic who writes The Trial Warrior Blog posted the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Broesky v. Lüst.

The decision is just 6 paragraphs and the Ontario Court of Appeal concisely dealt with the question of what duty a lawyer owes to someone who is not the lawyer’s client.

While it may appear obvious (to some) that a lawyer doesn’t owe a duty to someone who is not the lawyers client, the would-be client in this case went all the way to the Court of Appeal to get an answer to this question.

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