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Old 09-02-2015, 05:38 PM
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Default Life-litigators? Excessive litigation and no costs award

Read this recent decision from Ontario where parents of a 26 year old just couldn't get on with their lives. Father spent in excess of 400k. No costs award.

https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/do...5onsc5398.html

"... [father] spend money on legal and expert fees so out of proportion to any economic benefit defies logic..."

"...My firm impression was that it [mother's cross-examination] was intended only to paint Mr. Stewart as a bad person and expose him as a man who is much less a proper parent than herself, Jesse’s champion..."


I am puzzled at why there is no oversight of these sorts of cases. Waste of court time: taxpayers money.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:04 PM
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Seems to me that Mr. Steward was more than willing to commit financial suicide simply to "get back" at his spouse. Revenge can be quite expensive. (I wonder if this is some kind of mental ailment? win at all costs syndrome?)

Waste of court time yes, comfortable retirement for his lawyer yes.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:28 PM
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In Québec they are called quarrelsome litigants and i have been declared one. I can't file motions unless a judge approves it first. It's the same asshole judge who declared me quarrelsome that pulled the latest stunt in my last hearing.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:36 PM
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It doesn't say how much she was asking for. The final judgement matched the fathers settlement offer it seems...

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