Salim Rana v. Zahir Rana, Attorney for Gulzar Rana

(Alberta) (Civil) (By Leave)


Civil procedure - Hearing - Civil procedure — Hearing — Jury trial — Applicant’s application to have trial in underlying action before a jury dismissed — Whether the applicant’s prima facie right to have a jury trial may be refused even though he has met all the requirements under the law that governs the same? — Whether the declaration of Vexatious Terrorist Litigant bars the applicant from pursuing his claims before the court even though he has proved that the case has merit and he has a valid claim? — Whether review by this Court is of national importance and will have value far beyond the interests of the parties since it tackles the fundamental right to privacy and its relief under Canadian laws.


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The applicant commenced actions against his mother and older brother in connection with, inter alia, a debt that he alleges his mother owed to him. The applicant, who had been declared a vexatious litigant because of his past litigation conduct, applied to have the underlying action tried by jury. His application was dismissed. The Court of Appeal dismissed his application for leave to appeal from that decision.