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What happens if your Ottawa personal injury action is dismissed administratively by the Court? Is it the end of the road?

In a recent case decided by the Divisional Court, the issue of administrative dismissals was addressed. In MDM Plastics Limited v. Vincor International Inc., 2015 ONCA 28, the Plaintiff’s case was dismissed by order of the Court registrar for a second time. While this case was not related to a personal injury matter per se, the decision nevertheless applies to personal injury actions in Ottawa and throughout Ontario. The plaintiff’s court action was dismissed once by the court registrar for delay pursuant to Rule 48.14(4) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. The plaintiff acted quickly and obtained the consent of the defendant to an order setting aside the dismissal order. However, several months later, the action was again dismissed administratively by the registrar on the basis of delay. …