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Dismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question Framework

Posted in Civil Procedure, Fraud
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On April 19, 2017, in Humphreys v Trebilcock, 2017 ABCA 116 (“Humphreys“),  the Alberta Court of Appeal set out six “essential” questions that an adjudicator must ask in order to apply Rule 4.31, the “chronic delay” rule. Under the Alberta Rules of Court (the “Rules”), a party may apply to dismiss an action for undue… Continue Reading