Category Archives: Civil Procedure

The Vexing Question of Authority to Grant Vexatious Litigant Orders

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Vexing Question of Authority to Grant Vexatious Litigant Orders Case Commented On: Hok v Alberta, 2016 ABQB 651 (CanLII) Hok v Alberta is an unusual vexatious litigant decision for three reasons. First, the Minister … Continue reading

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Ordinary Self-Represented Litigant or Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Litigant?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Ordinary Self-Represented Litigant or Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Litigant? Case commented on: Alberta v Greter, 2016 ABQB 293 (CanLII) The September 2012 decision of Meads v Meads, 2012 ABQB 571, established a continuum of litigants, … Continue reading

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Supporting the Unrepresented: Case Management of Self-Represented Litigants

By: Alena Storton PDF Version: Supporting the Unrepresented: Case Management of Self-Represented Litigants Case Commented on: Pintea v Johns, 2016 ABCA 99 (CanLII) In Pintea v Johns, 2016 ABCA 99 (CanLII), the majority, Justices McDonald and Veldhuis, and dissent, Justice Martin, … Continue reading

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Vexatious Proceedings Distinguished from Vexatious Litigants

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Vexatious Proceedings Distinguished from Vexatious Litigants Case commented on: R.O. v D.F., 2016 ABCA 170 (CanLII) This Court of Appeal decision is useful in drawing a distinction between litigation that is vexatious and a litigant … Continue reading

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“On Its Own Motion”: Section 23.1(1) Judicature Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: “On Its Own Motion”: Section 23.1(1) Judicature Act Case Commented On: Lymer v Jonsson, 2016 ABCA 32 (CanLII) This very short decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal made an easy, but very important, … Continue reading

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