In the US, we hear about huge lawsuits for spilled coffee or a bug in your soup. Canadian lawsuits are very different than those in the United States. Punitive damages are not an easy argument to make that the courts will give to every litigant. You will have to prove your damages (what your loss is) and the cost of litigation is often not covered by winning court costs. Remember, TV law, my friend said, and the real law are often very different things.

Jeffrey Kahane of Kahane Law Office.


Business, Civil