Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments as Magic and Ceremony

  • Donald J. Netolitzky PhD Microbiology, University of Alberta, 1995; LLB, University of Alberta, 2005; Complex Litigant Management Counsel for the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Abstract

This article discusses ways in which Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments (OPCA) litigants use pseudolegal concepts, techniques, and procedures before the courts. The author begins by looking at where OPCA legal arguments originate, and the historical sources where these arguments find grounding, while assessing the flaws in such. A thorough analysis is then conducted into some of the tactics used by OPCA litigants in order to evade legal consequences, including a survey of global case law where these arguments have been brought before the courts. The article culminates with an analysis of the implications of the use of pseudolaw by OPCA litigants and how tactics permeate through OPCA movements, while looking for solutions in dealing with OPCA litigants as they move through the courts.
Published
2018-07-16
How to Cite
Netolitzky, D. J. (2018). Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments as Magic and Ceremony. Alberta Law Review, 55(4), 1045. https://doi.org/10.29173/alr2485
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Articles