New NS Limitation of Actions Act Effective September 1, 2015
August 6, 2015
By Danielle Kershaw, Former Lawyer at McInnes Cooper
On September 1, 2015, the new NS Limitation of Actions Act – the legislation that determines the limitation period (time limit) in which a lawsuit must be started in relation to a NS claim – will take effect. The Act will include two further changes the NS government made to the version of the Act it passed into law:
- it will not apply to equitable claims by Aboriginal peoples against the Crown; and
- its exemption for certain sexual assault claims will now be retroactive.
The new Act will significantly change the landscape for NS litigants. To learn about the new Act and how it will effect NS litigation, read McInnes Cooper’s: Final Form of new NS Limitation of Actions Act – “Sudden Death” Limitation is Out for Personal Injury Claims.
Please contact your McInnes Cooper lawyer or any member of our McInnes Cooper Insurance Defence Team or our Litigation Team to discuss this topic or any other legal issue.
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