How it works
A Judgment Creditor or his legal representative (JC) posts his judgment details on this website together with relevant information identifying each Judgment Debtor (JD) such as address, date of birth, occupation and photographs.
While you can have your lawyer post on this site for you there is no reason why judgment creditors cannot handle this process themselves and avoid the additional expense of paying a lawyer to do it.
The Judgment and JD particulars posted on this website become publicly viewable free of charge. The JD information is published in such a way as to make it highly visible on the Internet. Each JD’s name becomes embedded within its own distinct URL. This makes the site appear prominently when someone conducts an Internet search using the name of the JD.
The JC may offer a reward pursuant to the website's Publication & Reward Contract which commits him to pay a reward for an Eligible Tip, as defined by that contract, that leads to a successful enforcement.
When a JD discovers his name published on this website it will become clear to him that the fastest way to have his name removed is to make arrangements to pay the Judgment.
You must keep your contact information current:
The primary method of contact will be via your email address. Under certain circumstances, such as a challenge to the accuracy of your posting from a named judgment debtor, we will contact you directly. If we are unable to do so your posting may be suspended. It is important to keep your contact information current.
Making changes to your user account:
Click on 'My Account' select 'My profile' then select 'Edit'. From here you can change your password.
To change your contact information click on 'profile', make the necessary changes and click save.
After you have reviewed the Publication & Reward Contract, before you publish your judgment, you will need to decide if you want to offer a reward.
This website is governed by the Publication & Reward Contract. This contract clearly sets out the duties and obligations of the Publisher and Tipsters.
Offering a reward is optional. You may choose to offer a reward at the time of publishing or any time thereafter. Once a reward is offered it cannot be rescinded. If you offer a reward you are committing to pay to the Tipster 10% of the net amount collected using information provided by a Tipster. No reward is payable unless money has been collected.
Tipster contact information will be emailed to you with each tip posted. This will allow you to contact the Tipster directly. You are to keep the contact information and identities of Tipsters confidential.
It is completely up to you whether or not to act on information you receive.
Lawyers and paralegals who publish a judgment on behalf of a client give their client’s undertaking to pay any earned reward and give their personal undertaking to provide their best efforts to ensure any earned reward is paid.
When Judgment is no longer enforceable:
When the judgment is no longer enforceable it must be removed from the website; to do this, when signed in click on My Accounts>My Judgments>select relevant posting>Edit then go to the bottom of the page and click on Remove Judgment.
In the event of a challenge to a Posting:
In the event that a judgment debtor asserts that a posting or a part thereof is untrue they will be asked to swear an affidavit to that effect. In the unlikely event that this does occur the Poster will then be required to confirm with an affidavit that his posting is accurate and the judgment remains unsatisfied.
The website generates these affidavits automatically and the Poster’s affidavit can be downloaded from the bottom of the edit page of the Posting at any time after the posting has been submitted or saved as a draft.
The affidavit states that:
· You have the authority to publish this judgment on the website;
· All of the information provided by you is true;
· You agree on behalf of all the Judgment Creditors to be bound by the Publication & Reward Contract;
We have structured this website in a manner that will protect Publishers from nuisance lawsuits.
The Publisher’s identity is kept confidential by Public Executions, Inc. unless it receives a court order or an affidavit from a JD that the judgment is not enforceable. You will be provided with a copy of any affidavit we receive regarding any of your postings together with the contact information we have for the person swearing that affidavit.
Revealing personal information is permissible for the purpose of collecting a debt. See: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act S.C. 2000, c. 5, s. 7. All debts published on www.publicexecutions.ca are certified by court order and are part of the public record. JCs have the right to disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the JD as long as money is owed.