Is a lack of precision in a pleading sufficient to strike the pleading?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Foresters Life Insurance Company v Bingham Group Services Corp., 2019 BCSC 556 (CanLII):

With respect to the Individual Defendants’ argument regarding a lack of particularization of the allegations, a lack of precision is not a proper basis to strike the pleading. As noted by Justice Frankel in Chang Estate v. Chang, 2010 BCCA 111 at para. 50: …Rule 19(11) [now Rule 9-5(1)] must be read in light of Rule 19(11.1) which states that “particulars need only be pleaded to the extent that they are known at the date of pleading, but further particulars may be delivered after they become known”...

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