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August 5, 2010

RULE 80 - Civil Suits up to $30,000: A New Small Claims Process for Plaintiffs, Defendants and Third Parties

Rule 80: Certain Claims Not Exceeding $30,000 of the New Brunswick Rules of Court  came into force on July 15, 2010. It replaces the previous “small claims” process with a simplified process for making claims in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Trial Division. 

As set out in Rule 80, the process for starting a claim for debt, damage, or personal property, or a combination of these, for an amount up to and including $30,000, starts by filing the appropriate forms at the Clerk’s Office at the Court of Queen’s Bench, Trial Division.

If you wish to start or defend this type of claim you must follow Rule 80.  PLEIS-NB has created a new publication called “RULE 80 - Civil Suits up to $30,000: A New Small Claims Process for Plaintiffs, Defendants and Third Parties” that explains the new process.