Obdurate — Harshly resolute; not open to compromise. An obdurate paralegal or client is callous, dogmatic and unwilling to consider alternatives. Obduracy can affect costs.
Rule 49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, under the Courts of Justice Act
Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.
“This case started as litigation based on a home insurance contract. The appellant suffered a loss and encountered obduracy and bad faith on the part of the respondent.”
“The Obdurate Rump: Conrad Black and the Flouting of Corporate Governance” – Paper presented by Marc Edge, Ph.D.
Handling Difficult Opponents