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New Brunswick government raises dollar limit on small claims court cases

The provincial government has increased the limit on the monetary jurisdiction of the court to $20,000 from $12,500. File / Global News

You’ll be able to make a bigger claim in small claims court in New Brunswick.

The provincial government has increased the limit on the monetary jurisdiction of the court to $20,000 from $12,500.

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Justice Minister Denis Landry says the change will decrease the burden on the Court of Queen’s Bench while giving all New Brunswickers, including small businesses, access to a simpler and less costly court process.

Small claims matters are heard by adjudicators across the province.

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The last change in the monetary limit was in 2013 when it was increased to $12,500 from $6,000.

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