Form 7a "Plaintiff's Claim" - Ontario, Canada

Form 7a is a Ontario Court of Justice form also known as the "Plaintiff's Claim". The latest edition of the form was released in November 1, 2016 and is available for digital filing.

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ONTARIO
Superior Court of Justice
Plaintiff's Claim
Form 7A Ont. Reg. No.: 258/98
Small Claims Court
Claim No.
Seal
Address
Phone Number
Plaintiff No. 1
Additional plaintiff(s) listed on attached Form 1A.
Under 18 years of age.
Last name, or name of company
First name
Second name
Also known as
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Representative
LSUC #
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Defendant No. 1
Additional defendant(s) listed on attached Form 1A.
Under 18 years of age.
Last name, or name of company
First name
Second name
Also known as
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Representative
LSUC #
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Les formules des tribunaux sont affichées en anglais et en français sur le site
www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca. Visitez ce site pour des renseignements sur des formats
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RSCC-7A-E (2016/11)
ONTARIO
Superior Court of Justice
Plaintiff's Claim
Form 7A Ont. Reg. No.: 258/98
Small Claims Court
Claim No.
Seal
Address
Phone Number
Plaintiff No. 1
Additional plaintiff(s) listed on attached Form 1A.
Under 18 years of age.
Last name, or name of company
First name
Second name
Also known as
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Representative
LSUC #
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Defendant No. 1
Additional defendant(s) listed on attached Form 1A.
Under 18 years of age.
Last name, or name of company
First name
Second name
Also known as
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Representative
LSUC #
Address (street number, apt., unit)
City/Town
Province
Phone no.
Postal code
Fax no.
Les formules des tribunaux sont affichées en anglais et en français sur le site
www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca. Visitez ce site pour des renseignements sur des formats
accessibles.
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FORM 7A
PAGE 2
Claim No.
REASONS FOR CLAIM AND DETAILS
Explain what happened, including where and when. Then explain how much money you are claiming or what goods you want
returned.
If you are relying on any documents, you MUST attach copies to the claim. If evidence is lost or unavailable, you MUST explain
why it is not attached.
What happened?
Where?
When?
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FORM 7A
PAGE 3
Claim No.
How much?
$
(Principal amount claimed)
ADDITIONAL PAGES ARE ATTACHED BECAUSE MORE ROOM WAS NEEDED.
The plaintiff also claims pre-judgment interest from
under:
(Date)
the Courts of Justice Act
(Check one
box only.)
an agreement at the rate of
% per year and post-judgment interest, and court costs.
, 20
Prepared on:
(Signature of plaintiff or representative)
Issued on:
, 20
(Signature of clerk)
CAUTION TO
IF YOU DO NOT FILE A DEFENCE (Form 9A) and an Affidavit of Service (Form 8A) with the court within twenty (20)
DEFENDANT:
calendar days after you have been served with this Plaintiff’s Claim, judgment may be obtained without notice and
enforced against you. Forms and self-help materials are available at the Small Claims Court and on the following
website: www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca.
CAUTION TO
Unless the court orders or the rules provide otherwise, THIS ACTION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISMISSED if it
PARTIES:
has not been disposed of by order or otherwise two (2) years after it was commenced and a trial date or assessment
under subrule 11.03(2) has not been requested.
For information on accessibility of court services for
people with disability-related needs, contact:
Telephone: 416-326-2220 / 1-800-518-7901 TTY: 416-326-4012 / 1-877-425-0575
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Instructions for Making a Claim
You can file your claim online. Please visit: www.ontario.ca/smallclaims.
Step 1: COMPLETE the Plaintiff’s Claim form. Be sure to get the defendant’s name right. Explain what
happened in detail. Include dates and places. State how much money you want or what goods you want
returned. Attach copies of any documents that help your case. Examples are contracts, repair bills and
photographs of damaged goods. If you want interest on money you are claiming, ask for it on the claim
form. You and the defendant may have a contract that sets an annual interest rate. If so, use that rate. If
not, claim the Courts of Justice Act interest rate posted on the Ministry of the Attorney General website at
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca.
If there is more than one plaintiff or defendant, complete an Additional Parties form (Form 1A) and put it
right behind page one of your plaintiff's claim form. You can get the additional parties form from the court
office or at the following website: www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca.
Step 2: FILE the plaintiff’s claim and related documents by taking it or mailing it to the Small Claims Court
office. You must also file a copy for every defendant. There is a fee. Cheques or money orders are payable
to the Minister of Finance. The fees are listed at the court office and online at:
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca. The clerk will return stamped copies of the plaintiff's claim to you.
Step 3: SERVE. You must deliver a copy of the filed claim and your documents to each defendant. This is
called “serving” the defendants. There are rules about how this must be done. See the Small Claims Court
“Guide to Serving Documents” at the court office or online at www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca.
Is it worth it? It is important to consider whether the person or company you are claiming from is likely to
be able to pay. If they:
• are unemployed
• are bankrupt;
• have no money of their own;
• have no personal property and have nothing else of value belonging to them (such as a car) which is not
subject to a lease agreement;
• have ceased to carry on business; or
• have other debts to pay,
the court may not be able to help you get your money. However, you may be able to get your money if you
are prepared to accept small instalments over a period of time. See the Small Claims Court "After
Judgment – Guide to Getting Results" at the court office or online at www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca.
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