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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2005


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 114/05

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 114/05

Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 (Amendment)
under the
Judicature Act

(Filed December 20, 2005)

Under the authority of section 55 of the Judicature Act, the Rules Committee of the Trial Division makes the following Rules.

Dated at St. John's, December 20, 2005.

Barry R. Sparkes, Q.C.
Registrar of the Supreme Court
Secretary, Rules Committee

RULES

Analysis


        1.   Rule 18A.02 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   Rule 18A.09 Amdt.
Miscellaneous

        3.   Commencement


 

        1. Rule 18A.02(1)(d) of the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 is amended as follows:

             (a)  sub-clause (iv) is amended by deleting the words "more than six expert witnesses" and substituting the words "more than five expert witnesses";

             (b)  sub-clause (v) is amended by deleting the words "three or more unrelated plaintiffs or defendants" and substituting the words "three or more unrelated plaintiffs, defendants or third parties";

             (c)  sub-clause (vi) is amended by deleting the word "and";

             (d)  sub-clause (vii) is amended by deleting the semi-colon and substituting a comma; and

             (e)  by adding as sub-clause (viii)

                  (viii)  trial of any medical or hospital malpractice claim; and

 

        2. (1) Rule 18A.09 of the Rules is amended by deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) and substituting the following:

Miscellaneous

 

18A.09. (1) A judge who acts as a case management judge or alternate case management judge may preside at the trial of the proceeding.

             (2)  Rule 18A.09 of the Rules is amended by renumbering paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).

Commencement

        3. These amendments come into force on January 1, 2006.