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Changes to Nova Scotia’s Limitation of Actions Act

Nov 3

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On October 30, 2014, proposed changes to Nova Scotia’s Limitation of Actions Act passed second reading in the Legislative Assembly.  When declared in force, the amended Act would change a number of time periods within which an action may be filed for certain civil claims.  In particular, the amended Act would create a standard two-year limitation period for most civil claims, such as personal injury claims, and would also create a fifteen-year ultimate limitation period for claims which might not be immediately discovered.  The amended Act would provide that there is no limitation period for actions arising out of sexual assault and domestic violence. 

The status of Bill No. 64 may be followed here:  http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/bills/limitation_of_actions_act_-_bill_64

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