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Hello, thank you for the question.
Have they been ordered by the court to provide it?
Do they say why they won't hand it over?
I'm sorry, I don't do phone calls. This is a US based site and isn't a law firm, so phone calls are against my Law Society rules.
Well, how much is there? What would it cost? I'm not saying they are being reasonable or that you should pay, but I'm obviously curious about volume of the disclosure.
No, it's fine.
You're in the Canada Law category, and I'm an Ontario lawyer. The site is simply based in the US.
Can we continue?
If they court hasn't ordered them to provide it, then technically they don't have to provide it. It sounds like they are just trying to stall you.
So, if necessary you need to get an order that they provide it. Photocopying costs are silly these days; they could load it into a modern copy machine, hit one "scan" button, then send it to you electronically.
If there is an order that they disclose and they won't, then you either bring this up next time you're in front of a judge or you bring a motion for contempt. A lawyer should handle that for you if you go this route; it can be complicated and the paperwork has to be completed precisely correctly.
Does that make sense?
A standard form motion, requesting that they other party disclose the information, and being specific about what you want. With an affidavit about why you need it and your attempts to get it on your own without a court order. It's not super complicated, but if you do it incorrectly or unnecessarily then you could be on the hook for a costs claim from the other side.
Please get a lawyer to help you with it.
Anything else about this to discuss?
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