Starting a lawsuit

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A lawsuit is a way to get money or other relief if something’s gone wrong. Learn what to consider and what is involved in starting a lawsuit in British Columbia.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2017
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

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Anna Kurt, Ganapathi Law Group

Anna Kurt, Ganapathi Law Group

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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