In this matter the Defendant brought a motion to strike the Statement of Claim on various grounds including that it failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action and was frivolous and vexatious. The Defendant additionally brought a motion for leave to amend its Statement of Defence to plead that the Statement of Claim failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action and was frivolous and vexatious. The amendments to the Statement of Defence were necessary as the case law establishes that a motion to strike out a Statement of Claim on any basis other than for failure to disclose a reasonable cause of action must be brought before the Defendant has pleaded and may only be brought subsequently if the Statement of Defence contained a reservation. The Statement of Defence in this matter contained no such reservation and hence the need for the amendment. The Prothonotary held that the Defendant did not need to amend its Statement of Defence to plead want of a reasonable cause of action in the Statement of Claim since this went to jurisdiction which could always be challenged regardless of whether the Defendant had filed a Statement of Defence. With respect to the amendment to plead that the Statement of Claim was frivolous and vexatious, the Prothonotary noted that such an amendment was of a merely procedural or technical nature and disallowed the amendment. Alternatively, the Prothonotary held that the Defendant ought to have applied for the amendment much earlier. A secondary issue in this case concerned the written argument filed by the Defendant for use on the later motion to strike which comprised 145 pages in length. The Prothonotary noted that such written arguments should generally not exceed 30 pages in length and ordered the Defendant to redraft the argument so that it did not exceed 45 pages.