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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Trials - Jury trials - Right to jury

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 8:41 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, from a summary trial ruling dismissing its petition for constitutional relief. The plaintiff challenged the constitutionality of the provisions requiring a litigant to pay fees and expenses associated with civil jury trials, namely s. 17 of the Jury Act and Rule 12-6(3)(b) of the Supreme Court Civil Rules. The plaintiff alleged that the impugned provisions were impermissibly vague, that the requirement to pay a deposit on account of fees was ultra vires, and that the...