Summary

36761

Thomas Percy Tupper v. Attorney General of Nova Scotia representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia, et al.

(Nova Scotia) (Civil) (By Leave)

Keywords

Civil procedure - Abuse of process.

Summary

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Civil procedure – Abuse of process – Vexatious litigant – Whether application for leave to appeal raises an issue of public importance.

In 1985, the Applicant was ordered to pay non-pecuniary general damages to a plaintiff after a trial involving a motor vehicle accident. He has since instigated multiple lawsuits based on allegations that all concerned were behind an insurance fraud conspiracy against him. In the context of the present proceedings, the Respondents filed motions for summary judgement and alternatively for an order dismissing the proceedings as an abuse of process together with an order restraining the Applicant from initiating further proceedings without the leave of the court.