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Can a Canadian take an American to small claims court?
Yes. You are voluntarily seeking the court’s assistance, so you can bring your action where the debtor lives. It sounds like you have enough evidence to support your claim and you are willing to go to the proper court.
Can I file a small claims suit against someone in another state?
If you want to sue someone who lives in another state, you will have to sue in the state where the person lives, not in the state where you live. Often you can file papers with the court by mail, but you’ll have to follow the state’s rules when serving the court papers on the defendant.
Can a Canadian sue a US citizen?
absolutely…..and the Canadian judgment will be given recognition by the US Court under the doctrine of International comity.
Can a non US citizen sue in small claims court?
You don’t need to be a United States citizen to file or defend a case in small claims court. If you are a non-English speaker, see information on an interpreter. In general, claims are limited to disputes up to $5,000.
Can a Canadian sue an American in Canadian court?
Yes, so long as there is jurisdiction. The contract may provide where any litigation must be commenced, and generally that type of provision is binding. If there is no such provision, a Defendant can be served and be subject to jurisdiction where they reside or where the claim arose.
Can an American take a Canadian to court?
American courts (both Federal and State Courts) have no jurisdiction over Canadian residents or companies in Canada. In order for a US judgment or letter rogatory to have effect over a Canadian resident or company, an application must be made to the relevant Canadian court to approve the order.
Can a Canadian judgment be enforced in the US?
Neither Ontario nor Canada is a party to any bilateral enforcement of money judgement treaty or convention with the U.S. or any particular state in the U.S.. However many U.S. states have enacted statutes concerning the enforcement of foreign (including Ontario and Canada) money-judgments in that state.
Can an American sue a Canadian for defamation?
3) The United States will not enforce a Canadian defamation judgment because it treats Canada’s defamation laws as repugnant. 4) Therefore there is no comity between Canada and the United States with respect to speech laws. 5) Therefore, there is no rational basis for enforcing a US defamation judgment in Canada.