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Relief from Forfeiture

'Relief from forfeiture' is a general statutory form of relief under the Courts of Justice Act, but also available in specific areas of law such as commercial landlord & tenant and insurance law. It's mostly a consideration in contract law, though not only that as it has been held to apply to statutory penalties as well. When granted by a court, it is a legal excuse from the strict application of penalties or forfeitures which would otherwise operate against a party.


CASES

Relief from Forfeiture - History
Relief from Forfeiture - Examples
Relief from Forfeiture - Courts of Justice Act s.98
Relief from Forfeiture - Statutory Forfeitures
Relief from Forfeiture - Commercial Landlord and Tenant [cross-linked]
Relief from Forfeiture - Insurance [cross-linked]
Relief from Forfeiture - Limitations [cross-linked]


ONTARIO STATUTES

Notes: These are some of the main specific forms of relief from forfeiture.

Courts of Justice Act, s.98
Commercial Tenancies Act, s.20
Insurance Act, s.129

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