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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 16.21

Application to strike out pleadings

             (1)  A party may apply to the Court for an order that all or part of a pleading be struck out on the ground that the pleading:

                     (a)  contains scandalous material; or

                     (b)   contains frivolous or vexatious material; or

                     (c)  is evasive or ambiguous; or

                     (d)  is likely to cause prejudice, embarrassment or delay in the proceeding; or

                     (e)  fails to disclose a reasonable cause of action or defence or other case appropriate to the nature of the pleading; or

                      (f)  is otherwise an abuse of the process of the Court.

             (2)  A party may apply for an order that the pleading be removed from the Court file if the pleading contains material of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) or is otherwise an abuse of the process of the Court.

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