Costa v. Sanavik Co-op Assoc. Ltd., (1979) 24 A.R. 417 (NWTSC)

JudgeTallis, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateDecember 13, 1979
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1979), 24 A.R. 417 (NWTSC)

Costa v. Sanavik Co-op Assoc. Ltd. (1979), 24 A.R. 417 (NWTSC)

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Costa v. Sanavik Co-Operative Association Limited and Arctex Contractors Limited

(4649)

Indexed As: Costa v. Sanavik Co-operative Association Ltd. and Arctex Contractors Ltd.

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Tallis, J.

December 13, 1979.

Summary:

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Practice - Topic 6196

Judgments and orders - Setting aside judgments - Default judgments - General - The defendant applied to set aside a judgment and a noting in default to allow a statement of defence to be filed in the action - At the hearing of the application counsel for the plaintiff submitted that the court was without jurisdiction - The plaintiff had filed a notice of motion to enter default judgment, but the notice was not served on the defendant - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court stated that under Rule 152 judgment may be entered following a noting in default without notice to a defendant, but where that procedure is adopted, the judgment so obtained is ex parte - The court therefore had jurisdiction to entertain the application brought under Rule 158 - See paragraphs 5 to 11.

Practice - Topic 6196

Judgments and orders - Setting aside judgments - Default judgments - General - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court reviewed the general principles governing the right to set aside a default judgment - See paragraphs 15 to 18.

Practice - Topic 6205

Judgments and orders - Setting aside judgments - Default judgments - Costs - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court held that, where a default judgment was set aside, the plaintiff was entitled to the costs of the action subsequent to the service of the statement of claim on the defendant, costs of the chambers application, and costs of previous applications made by the defendant to set aside the noting in default - See paragraph 20.

Cases Noticed:

Chiste et al. v. Northern Electric Co. Ltd., Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. and Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd. (1979), 14 A.R. 559; 7 Alta. L.R.(2d) 183, dist. [paras. 7, 8].

Raimundo and Von Steffens v. Huculak (1979), 15 A.R. 352; 8 Alta. L.R.(2d) 330, appld. [para. 10].

Winnipeg Church Extension Association v. Markiewicz et al., [1917] 3 W.W.R. 831, consd. [para. 11].

Klein v. Schile, [1921] 2 W.W.R. 78, appld. [para. 15].

Hamel v. Chelle (1964), 48 W.W.R.(N.S.) 117, refd to. [para. 16].

Claiborne v. T. Eaton Company of Canada Limited, 26 W.W.R.(N.S.) 522, consd. [para. 17].

Fieldhouse v. Buxton, [1918] 2 W.W.R. 355, consd. [para. 17].

Bentley Municipal Hospital District No. 43 v. Raabis et al., 22 W.W.R.(N.S.) 239, consd. [para. 17].

Wilson Arches Ltd. v. Sayers, [1974] 2 W.W.R. 277, consd. [para. 17].

Korach v. Spitznagel, [1948] 1 W.W.R. 750, consd. [para. 17].

Dyvig v. Adams and Adams, [1942] 1 W.W.R. 129, consd. [para. 17].

Sales v. Sereda (1952), 5 W.W.R.(N.S.) 470, consd. [para. 17].

Northern Lakes Fisheries Limited v. Pick Fisheries Incorporated (1953), 10 W.W.R.(N.S.) 498, consd. [para. 17].

De Rzonca v. Kummerfield et ux (1956), 19 W.W.R.(N.S.) 577, consd. [para. 17].

Terrace Motors Limited v. Lynch (1958), 25 W.W.R.(N.S.) 170, consd. [para. 17].

Smigarouski v. Mugliston (1951), 2 W.W.R.(N.S.) 108, consd. [para. 17].

Hoover & Robertson and Hoover v. Burrows, [1945] 3 W.W.R. 683, consd. [para. 17].

Statutes Noticed:

Rules of Civil Procedure (N.T.), rule 150 [para. 5]; rule 152 [paras. 5, 9]; rule 158 [paras. 6, 8, 10].

Counsel:

B. Chivers, for the applicant, Arctex Contractors Limited;

R. Wilson, for Sanavik Co-Operative Association Limited;

G. Lang, for the respondent/plaintiff.

This case was heard before TALLIS, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on December 5, 1979.

The decision of TALLIS, J., was delivered on December 13, 1979.

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