As we have already discussed (see May 2011 newsletter), all is not necessarily lost when lien rights are gone and the person above the claimant in the construction ladder is judgment proof. The possibility to jump a rung still exists. Such a possibility was tested in Interpaving Ltd. v. Ng, a 2011 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.Continue Reading >
A “subcontractor” means a person not contracting with or employed directly by the owner or an agent of the owner but who supplies services or materials to the improvement under an agreement with the contractor or under the contractor with another subcontractor.Continue Reading >
A “contractor” means a person contracting with or employed directly by the owner, or an agent of the owner to supply services or materials to an improvement. (more…)Continue Reading >
Any person who supplies services or materials to an improvement for an owner, contractor, or subcontractor has a lien upon the interest of the owner in the premises for the price of those services or materials. (more…)Continue Reading >
How long does a plaintiff have to serve a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice?
A plaintiff must serve the statement of claim within six months after it is issued. (more…)Continue Reading >