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How long does a defendant have to deliver a statement of defence to an action commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice?

Posted on March 20, 2012 | Posted in Civil Litigation, Legal FAQs

A defendant has twenty days to deliver a statement of defence if the defendant was served in Ontario. Time begins to run from the date of service. If the defendant was personally served with the statement of claim, then time begins to run from the date the defendant received the statement of claim. A defendant is entitled to an additional ten days if the defendant serves and files a notice of intent to defend.


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