McKesson – FCA: Recusal Matter – Court allows amended Notice of Appeal, limits supplementary factums to 20 pages

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On the McKesson recusal matter, Stratas JA of the Federal Court of Appeal released a decision on December 9 allowing McKesson’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal and file a supplementary memorandum of fact and law. He applied the test that “I will only go so far as to say that it is neither clear cut nor obvious that the new ground raised by the appellants will fail”.

He did not approve of the length of the 29 page proposed supplementary memorandum filed with the motion and ordered all parties to limit their supplementary memoranda to 20 pages or less.

A copy of the decision is attached.

FAX_20141209_1418159400_77 (PDF)