When I left a mid-sized firm to set up my own litigation practice three years ago, to describe my approach to civil litigation I used Seneca’s famous axiom which frames my business logo – “Truth hates delay”.
That message reverberates with new power through a decision released this month by Justice F. L. Myers in Letang v. Hertz Canada.
Myers J. refused a defendant’s request to adjourn a trial to permit discovery on 465 pages of documents produced by the plaintiff a month before trial.
The new productions suggested the plaintiff’s damages were $120,000 higher than the $3.5 million sought . . . [more]