How has the Respondent Respondent dealt with a default judgment in a personal injury case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Murray Lessing (Re), 2013 LSBC 29 (CanLII):

The two citations show a tendency for the Respondent to delay matters or fight them on technical or procedural grounds. He did not report the Seventh or Eighth judgment when he knew he should have. Also, he delayed obeying court orders. These are not isolated incidents. They are part of a pattern. This pattern is further illustrated in the case of DK v. Lessing, 2005 BCSC 1913. In that case, another ex-wife sued the Respondent and obtained default judgment on September 21, 2001. The decision of Madam Justice Gropper is filled with references to the Respondent not responding to correspondence, delaying matters and bringing up technical or procedural arguments. He never seems to deal with matters up front. He only brought the application to set aside the judgment some four years later. At that time he had engaged counsel to do the application.

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