Federal Appeal


Civil Practice and Procedure

Parties

Vexatious proceedings / Abuse of process

Respondent declared vexatious litigant

Applicants applied for order declaring respondent AO vexatious litigant under section 40 of Federal Courts Act. Application allowed. AO was declared vexatious litigant. He was not to institute new proceedings, whether acting for himself or having his interests represented by another individual Court, except by leave of Court. In roughly three years, AO has brought at least 47 matters in various courts. In this court, he had brought 18, most of which have been dismissed summarily. As for those not dismissed, pleadings, motions and affidavits contained many scandalous and irrelevant allegations and it was not possible to see any merit in them. AO flouted directions and orders of court.

Canada v. Olumide (2017), 2017 CarswellNat 610, 2017 FCA 42, David Stratas J.A. (F.C.A.).

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