Court of Appeal of Quebec

Next steps following the opening of a court file in civil matters

The Clerk will assign a file number in appeal as soon as the Notice of Appeal is filed at the Office of the Court (ex.: Montréal 500-09-000000-000 and Quebec 200-09-000000-000). This file number has to be subsequently mentioned on every pleadings or letter sent to the Court.

It is possible at any time to discontinue of the Notice of appeal or of the Application for leave to appeal. However, because discontinuance involves the obligation to pay the costs occasioned by the suit (art. 213 and 378 C.C.P.), you may come to an agreement with the adverse party if you want to avoid having to pay these costs.