Category: Rules

Part 7 of Rules of Court Continue to be Underutilized in Alberta

Charlotte Stokes

February 2, 2021

In Hannam v Medicine Hat School District No. 76, 2020 ABCA 343, the Alberta Court of Appeal noted that despite the culture shift called for in the Supreme Court’s decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, the summary procedures provided for in Part 7 of the Rules of Court continue to be underutilized in Alberta. In emphasizing this point, the Court of Appeal urged both the judiciary and litigants to make more robust use of these processes.

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The Delay Rules in a World of Suspended Limitations

Gavin Price
Charlotte Stokes

September 16, 2020

How did the Ministerial Order of March 30, 2020, affect Rules 4.31 and 4.33? Gavin Price and Charlotte Stokes take a look at how the courts may interpret the Order's effect on what is sometimes referred as the "Delay Rules."

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Can an Originating Application be Amended?

Laura Warner
Cassandra Sutter

May 27, 2020

Laura Warner and Cassandra Sutter summarize how Rules 3.8 and 3.14 govern actions started by Originating Application.

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Rule 4.31 and 4.33 in a World of Suspended Limitations

Gavin Price
Charlotte Stokes

April 28, 2020

In response to limited Court access and other restrictions, a Ministerial Order was issued in late-March to "push pause" on litigation. Gavin Price and Charlotte Stokes explain the Order's potential effects on deadlines.

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Recent Amendments to the Rules of Court

David Marshall

April 1, 2020

The Legislature has amended the Rules of Court by way of an Order in Council. David J. Marshall has noted the key amendments for civil litigators in his most recent article published on our COVID-19 Resource Page

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