Supreme Court Rule 68

April 4, 2005

ORDER IN COUNCIL No. 355               Approved and Ordered March 29, 2005Executive Council Chambers, Victoria  On the recommendation of the undersigned, made after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Administrator, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that, effective September 1, 2005, the Supreme Court Rules, B.C. Reg. 221/90, are amended..Schedule 1 introduces and sets out Rule 68 – Expedited Litigation Pilot Project Rule:The Rule applies to actions under $100,000 commenced in the Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George or Nelson registry after September 1, 2005 if the only claims in the action are for money, real property &/or personal property.The Rule addresses:ApplicationsDocument DisclosureProcess for DiscoveryWitnessesCase Management ConferencesandTrial Management ConferenceExemptions include: Family Law and Class Action proceedingsSchedule 2 adds the following forms:     FORM 141 – Notice of Witness     FORM 142 – Requistion for Case Management Conference     FORM 143 – Case Management Conference Order A complete copy of Order in Council No. 355 can be ordered from Dye & Durham’s Litigation Division at 604-257-1854 or email [email protected].  Note: a $10.00 fee is applicable per copy   

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