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Throwing out the frivolous

Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Nadia Campion

With the increasing number of self-represented litigants, vexatious or frivolous lawsuits appear to be on the rise.

In an effort to combat this, Ontario introduced a new rule of civil procedure aimed at dealing with these lawsuits in a proportionate, timely and affordable manner.

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently interpreted this new rule and sent a clear message that lawsuits initiated without any factual or legal merit and aimed at causing harm to opposing parties and the justice system will not be allowed to proceed....