1. Figure out the type of claim you’re making

Claims can be liquidated or non-liquidated.

Liquidated claims

A means that you can prove exactly how much money you’re owed because you agreed on an amount with the .

For example, the person or business you’re suing might owe you an amount:

  • written in a contract
  • written on a bounced cheque
  • agreed to in a loan

Non-liquidated claims

A means that a judge will have to decide how much the defendant owes you based on the evidence and the law. For example, this can happen where:

  • you’re suing someone because they damaged your property or injured you
  • you’re suing someone because of poor quality of work
  • you’re suing your employer for termination pay

You need evidence like documents and witnesses to help prove the amount of your non-liquidated .

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