Indicate what you intend to do
Defendants have a time limit to indicate the option they have chosen, using the on-line form.
Response to an action at the Small Claims Division (SJ-871E)
The on-line form is used by people who are sued at the Small Claims Division.
Mediation at the Small Claims Division
Mediation services are provided by the Small Claims Division free of charge. They offer the parties an opportunity to resolve their dispute amicably.
Defending on the merits
To defend a case on the merits, the defendant must use the prescribed form and pay the judicial fees.
Referral of an application to another district or court
A defendant may ask for a case to be referred to another judicial district or court.
A defendant may defend an unjustified claim and also make a cross-application against the plaintiff.
Intervention by a third person
A defendant may involve another person in a case. A third person may also decide to intervene in a case voluntarily.
The defendant and plaintiff can reach a settlement following out-of-court negotiations.
Last update: September 9, 2021