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Were you in the Caribbean when you signed the contract and is it all about properties there and not in Canada?
But are all the properties in the Caribbean?
I am sorry but I cannot speak to you on the telephone. I know the site offers this service but the site is based in the US. As I am a lawyer in Canada the rules of my law society prohibit me from speaking to you on the telephone as you are not my client.
I can only speak to you by posting up and back over this site.
I also cannot read the contract. I am not your lawyer.
I can explain what you need to do to sue and where you should sue if you let me know the answer to my question.
The law is that you have to sue in the jurisdiction that has a closest ties to the claim. As the contract does not specify the jurisdiction it seems clear to me that you have to sue in the Dominican Republic and that is because the properties are all there. There is little doubt that the closest ties to any one jurisdiction are where the properties lie.That means that you should retain a lawyer in the Dominican Republic to sue. This is really better in the sense that it will be very difficult for this person to defend.Once you get the judgment you will be able to enforce it in Canada. That is easily done and you can retain a paralegal or a lawyer in Canada to register the judgment in the court for you and then enforce it. Once the judgment is registered in the court it will have the same force and effect as if you sued in Canada.Does that help as a starting point?Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.
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