Update on Court Operations (Central East Region)

This is a large region, covering courthouses in:

  • Barrie
  • Bracebridge
  • Cobourg
  • Durham
  • Lindsay
  • Newmarket
  • Peterborough

The most recent notice, effective July 27, 2020, shows the difficult situation that the Court is facing regarding normal operations.  Some highlights include:

  • Civil (non-Family) Trial Sittings scheduled to commence on November 16, 2020 are cancelled
  • Non-jury civil trials that were supposed to proceed in Nov/2019 or May/2020 may be called, starting Oct 5/2020, when a criminal trial collapses.  There will be 48 hours notice and if counsel are not able to start, then their matter falls to the bottom of the list.
  • it is uncertain whether any civil jury cases will proceed to trial before May 2021

In the world of lawsuits against insurance companies (i.e. car accidents, injury claims, long-term disability claims, denials on business or home insurance, etc), most of the Trials are with a jury.

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