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Supreme Court decision bad news for civil trials | Alexander Voudouris

Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 3:09 PM | By Alexander Voudouris

For years now, the time to obtain a trial in a personal injury action has been getting longer and longer. Some courts have attempted to utilize fixed trial dates while others have used rolling settings. Neither has helped with the extraordinary delay in getting to trial and now personal injury lawyers must also deal with the Supreme Court’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27 which will exponentially increase the delay.

In Jordan, the Supreme Court established a presumptive ceiling on the time it should...