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Eugene Cipparone quoted in "Limitations Act's 2019 deadline puts pack rats on notice", The Lawyers Weekly

August-20-2015

Lawyer Eugene Cipparone

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Excerpt from "Limitations Act’s 2019 deadline puts pack rats on notice", by Michael Benedict:

“We’ve also found shoes, client gifts and even clothing,” says knowledge management lawyer Eugene Cipparone, in charge of records and risk management for Goodmans.

Clearly, spending money on storing such non-legal items is not a prudent expenditure, and firms are beginning to clean out their legal attics as a cost-saving measure. Ontario’s Limitations Act provides additional incentive with its assurance that as of Jan. 1, 2019, no legal action, with few exceptions, can be launched 15 years after an alleged act or omission takes place.

“Now, if you haven’t found a cause of action within 15 years, you’re out of luck,” Cipparone says.

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