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NSW Personal Injury Case - Switching from District Court to Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by someguy, 2 February 2015.

  1. someguy

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    Say everything has been handed in by both sides and there is a date for District Court, but the amount being sought after might need to have this personal injury matter heard in the Supreme Court instead. How long does this process normally take to get a new court date?

    Also, if moved from District Court to Supreme Court, do the defendants have any options to stall more, can they start requesting they need more time for this and that now on top of the wait for getting into supreme court or is everything that was ordered by the judge in district to be turned in the final say

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Amanda E

    Amanda E Well-Known Member

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    So you're now looking at claiming over $750,000? The NSW District Court's monetary jurisdiction is generally $750,000 or unlimited for motor accident cases, but sometimes the parties can agree that this limit be increased by up to 50%. You'd have to ask the court staff about timing for scheduling the matter in the Supreme Court. It may take longer to get the matter heard in a busy Supreme Court. There may also be additional fees, so you'd have to double check with the court.
     
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