Ontario: parties may exclude contribution and indemnity claims despite s. 18 of Limitations Act

In Weinbaum v. Weidberg, the Divisional Court held that s. 18 of the Limitations Act, which prescribes the limitation of claims for contribution and indemnity, does not apply to contractual limitation periods.  It remains available to contracting parties to limit the scope of liability in a contract.  The right of a party to claim contribution and indemnity against another party is lost where a contract extinguishes a plaintiff’s right to advance a claim.