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Can I start a lawsuit anywhere I want?

Posted on September 19, 2013 | Posted in Civil Litigation, Legal FAQs

In order to bring a lawsuit against someone the court needs to have jurisdiction over the matter and the person. So, for example, you may not be able to sue in Ontario for breach of a U.S. contract by American parties. If you want to start a lawsuit in Ontario, the plaintiff chooses the Ontario court location. However, the defendant can ask the court to move the file to another court location if there is good reason to do so.


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