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Federal Courts Rules (SOR/98-106)

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Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART 7Motions (continued)

Marginal note:Documents filed as part of motion record

 A notice of motion or any affidavit required to be filed by a party to a motion may be served and filed as part of the party’s motion record and need not be served and filed separately.

Marginal note:Transcripts of cross-examinations

 Transcripts of all cross-examinations on affidavits on a motion shall be filed before the hearing of the motion.

Marginal note:Motions in writing

  •  (1) A party may, in a notice of motion, request that the motion be decided on the basis of written representations.

  • Marginal note:Request for oral hearing

    (2) A respondent to a motion brought in accordance with subsection (1) shall serve and file a respondent’s record within 10 days after being served under rule 364 and, if the respondent objects to disposition of the motion in writing, indicate in its written representations or memorandum of fact and law the reasons why the motion should not be disposed of in writing.

  • Marginal note:Reply

    (3) A moving party may serve and file written representations in reply within four days after being served with a respondent’s record under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Disposition of motion

    (4) On the filing of a reply under subsection (3) or on the expiration of the period allowed for a reply, the Court may dispose of a motion in writing or fix a time and place for an oral hearing of the motion.

Marginal note:Abandonment of motion

  •  (1) A party who brings a motion may abandon it by serving and filing a notice of abandonment in Form 370.

  • Marginal note:Deemed abandonment

    (2) Where a moving party fails to appear at the hearing of a motion without serving and filing a notice of abandonment, it is deemed to have abandoned the motion.

Marginal note:Testimony regarding issue of fact

 On motion, the Court may, in special circumstances, authorize a witness to testify in court in relation to an issue of fact raised on a motion.

PART 8Preservation of Rights in Proceedings

General

Marginal note:Motion before proceeding commenced

  •  (1) A motion under this Part may not be brought before the commencement of a proceeding except in a case of urgency.

  • Marginal note:Undertaking to commence proceeding

    (2) A party bringing a motion before the commencement of a proceeding shall undertake to commence the proceeding within the time fixed by the Court.

Interim and Interlocutory Injunctions

Marginal note:Availability

  •  (1) On motion, a judge may grant an interlocutory injunction.

  • Marginal note:Undertaking to abide by order

    (2) Unless a judge orders otherwise, a party bringing a motion for an interlocutory injunction shall undertake to abide by any order concerning damages caused by the granting or extension of the injunction.

  • Marginal note:Expedited hearing

    (3) Where it appears to a judge that the issues in a motion for an interlocutory injunction should be decided by an expedited hearing of the proceeding, the judge may make an order under rule 385.

  • Marginal note:Evidence at hearing

    (4) A judge may order that any evidence submitted at the hearing of a motion for an interlocutory injunction shall be considered as evidence submitted at the hearing of the proceeding.

Marginal note:Interim injunction

  •  (1) A judge may grant an interim injunction on an ex parte motion for a period of not more than 14 days where the judge is satisfied

    • (a) in a case of urgency, that no notice is possible; or

    • (b) that to give notice would defeat the purpose of the motion.

  • Marginal note:Extension

    (2) A motion to extend an interim injunction that was granted on an ex parte motion may be brought only on notice to every party affected by the injunction, unless the moving party can demonstrate that a party has been evading service or that there are other sufficient reasons to extend the interim injunction without notice to the party.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) Where a motion to extend an interim injunction under subsection (2) is brought ex parte, the extension may be granted for a further period of not more than 14 days.

Appointment of a Receiver

Marginal note:Motion to appoint receiver

  •  (1) On motion, a judge may appoint a receiver in any proceeding.

  • Marginal note:Remuneration and security

    (2) An order under subsection (1) shall set out the remuneration to be paid to, and the amount of security to be given by, the receiver.

Marginal note:Approval of receiver’s accounts

 A receiver appointed under rule 375 shall, by motion to the Court, seek approval of the receiver’s accounts on an annual basis.

Preservation of Property

Marginal note:Motion for order in respect of property

  •  (1) On motion, the Court may make an order for the custody or preservation of property that is, or will be, the subject-matter of a proceeding or as to which a question may arise therein.

  • Marginal note:Interim order

    (2) Rule 374 applies to interim orders for the custody or preservation of property referred to in subsection (1), with such modifications as the circumstances require.

Marginal note:Order to identify property

  •  (1) An order under subsection 377(1) shall

    • (a) identify the property to be kept or preserved;

    • (b) state where, by whom, for how long and at whose cost the property is to be kept or preserved; and

    • (c) if the property is to be insured, state at whose expense it shall be insured.

  • Marginal note:Scope of order

    (2) An order under subsection 377(1) shall be directed solely to the protection of the property in question.

Marginal note:Sale of perishable or deteriorating property

 Where any property, other than real property or immoveables, that is the subject-matter of a proceeding or the subject of a question that may arise in a proceeding

  • (a) is of a perishable nature,

  • (b) is likely to deteriorate if kept, or

  • (c) should for any other reason be sold without delay,

on motion, the Court may order the sale of the property, in such a manner and on such conditions as may be specified in the order.

PART 9Case Management and Dispute Resolution Services

Case Management

Status Review — Federal Court

Marginal note:Actions — Federal Court

  •  (1) If, in an action commenced in the Federal Court,

    • (a) 180 days have elapsed since the issuance of the statement of claim and no statement of defence has been filed and no motion for default judgement is pending, the Administrator shall issue a notice of status review, in Form 380, to the parties; or

    • (b) 360 days have elapsed since the issuance of the statement of claim and no requisition for a pre-trial conference has been filed, the Court shall order that the action continue as a specially managed proceeding and may make an order under rule 385.

  • Marginal note:Applications — Federal Court

    (2) If, in an application commenced in the Federal Court, 180 days have elapsed since the issuance of the notice of application and no requisition for a hearing date has been filed, the Court may

    • (a) issue a notice of status review, in Form 380, to the parties; or

    • (b) order that the application continue as a specially managed proceeding and may make an order under rule 385.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to an action or an application continued as a specially managed proceeding or in respect of which a motion to continue the proceeding as a specially managed proceeding is pending.

  • SOR/98-106, s. 380
  • err.(F), Vol. 132, No. 12
  • SOR/2007-214, s. 1
 
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