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Federal Courts Rules

Version of section 72 from 2006-03-22 to 2015-01-29:

Marginal note:Irregular documents

  •  (1) Where a document is submitted for filing, the Administrator shall

    • (a) accept the document for filing; or

    • (b) where the Administrator is of the opinion that the document is not in the form required by these Rules or that other conditions precedent to its filing have not been fulfilled, refer the document without delay to a judge or prothonotary.

  • Marginal note:Acceptance, rejection or conditional filing

    (2) On receipt of a document referred under paragraph (1)(b), the judge or prothonotary may direct the Administrator to

    • (a) accept or reject the document; or

    • (b) accept the document subject to conditions as to the making of any corrections or the fulfilling of any conditions precedent.

  • Marginal note:Deemed time of filing

    (3) A document that is accepted for filing shall be considered to have been filed at the time the document was submitted for filing, unless the Court orders otherwise.

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