In a rather unusual case, an Ontario Superior Court judge has set aside a default judgment that was obtained at an uncontested trial where the defendant intentionally decided not to show up.
In September, 2015 the lawsuit was set down for trial for the week of April 18, 2016. In the first week of March, 2016, the defendant’s lawyer informed her that they would not represent her at trial and the defendant signed a Notice of Intention to Act in Person shortly thereafter.
The defendant tried to obtain new counsel without success from March 4 to March 18. She then . . . [more]