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No ‘unbundling’ of negligence

The hitherto unrepresented litigant has made an appointment to see you. (la version française suit) Under his arm, he clutches a big stack of papers, out of which he hands you a motion record for summary judgment delivered at his post office box.  The hearing is scheduled for the day after tomorrow, and he presents you with a cheque for $5,000.  You will obtain an adjournment of the motion and eventually you will employ your skills as a lawyer and persuade the court there are reasons why the matter needs to proceed to trial.  When you have achieved this victory…