• Only one 30 Page Memorandum Allowed on a Consolidated Appeal
  • April 25, 2017 | Authors: Jillian Brenner; Adrian J. Howard; Beverley Moore; Chantal Saunders
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Ottawa Office
  • Venngo Inc. v. Concierge Connection Inc. (Perkopolis), 2016 FCA 209

    The Federal Court of Appeal has held that a party may only file a single 30 page memorandum of fact and law in an appeal after consolidating two separate appeals.

    The Federal Courts Rules provides that a party may file a memorandum of fact and law that shall not exceed 30 pages in length. Venngo consolidated two appeals and filed a 30 page memorandum in one appeal and a 16 page memorandum in the other. Both memoranda were struck from the record and Venngo was ordered to file a single memorandum for the consolidated appeal that complies with the Rules.