Legal Word of the Day: “Obdurate”

Photo: Hobvias Sudoneighm

Photo: Hobvias Sudoneighm

Obdurate — Harshly resolute; not open to compromise. An obdurate paralegal or client is callous, dogmatic and unwilling to consider alternatives. Obduracy can affect costs.

Further Reading:

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.

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