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Small Claims Act & Rules - Annotated--ONLINE ACCESS

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Keep current on Small Claims case law and legislation

This book is essential for: all litigators appearing in Small Claims Court. 

Current to: January 1, 2017

Price: $259; $224 when purchased together with Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook

Small Claims Act and Rules - Annotated is British Columbia's premier resource that collects the most important case law under each section of the Small Claims Act and Small Claims Rules. Organized to provide you with quick access to the right information and updated annually, this is a must-have tool for practice in Small Claims Court. 

With this resource, you will save time:

  • finding the right case, selected as important and summarized for your convenience

  • finding the text to the right court Rule or section of the Act

  • keeping current on new cases and changes to the Act and Rules

  • linking to full-text cases and legislation by simply clicking on hyperlinks 

 Highlights of the 2017 update: 

  • termination of Rule 7.4 mediations after April 30, 2016

  • notable 2016 decisions, including those on:

    • the Small Claims Court’s lack of jurisdiction to award interest under a contract that would exceed its prescribed monetary jurisdiction

    • absence of a specific time limit on parties seeking judicial review of a final order made at a settlement conference

    • factors that must be examined on an application to extend time to file a notice of appeal under s. 15 of the Small Claims Act

    • standard of judicial review of a decision of the Small Claims Court to retain jurisdiction over the petitioner’s personal injury claim

    • standing of an employee having a complaint resolved by the Employment Standards Branch to commence a civil action for wages not investigated by the Branch

    • jurisdiction of the Provincial Court to make an order for detention, preservation, and recovery of a dog, and treatment of the dog and the best interests of the dog as factors

    • court’s inability to compensate for counsel's fees or to compensate litigants for having access to the court; court’s discretion to award costs in light of general guidance that proceedings should be inexpensive in the Provincial Court in comparison to the Supreme Court

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