Definition : Superior Court of Québec

Court of original general jurisdiction under the legislative authority of the Quebec government. The Superior Court of Québec hears, at first instance, any application not formally and exclusively assigned by law to another court or to an adjudicative body. It is therefore competent in general litigation matters where the amount claimed is $100,000 or more. It also has jurisdiction over claims where the amount claimed is between $75,000.00 and $99,999.99 (rather than in the Court of Québec, at the applicant's choice). The Superior Court also hears, in particular, applications for an injunction. It is vested with a general power of judicial review over all courts in Québec other than the Court of Appeal, over public bodies, over legal persons, over partnerships and associations.

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