Don’t Make Things Up

Hat tip to BLG’s Neil Guthrie for his digest titled “Submitting a fake judgment: not a good litigation strategy”. The case reference is D’Souza v Linton, 2013 ONSC 70.  The opening paragraph of this endorsement reads:

This matter came before me on July 31, 2012 as a motion to set aside an ex parte default judgment.  The judgment, dated June 19, 2012, purports to bear my signature.

It is interesting to me that the word “purports” and its variations appears in 425 decisions – so far in 2013.

On another note, this case comment came to me via Lexology, one of several services for monitoring law firm newsletters.


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