What are the consequences of a court awarding a lump sum award of costs in a personal injury case?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Babchuk v. Kutz, 2007 ABQB 88 (CanLII):

In some cases, courts will award a lump sum award of costs that they consider to be appropriate compensation. This can involve reducing the amount to reflect the fact that some claims were unwarranted, or that some of the expenses incurred were as a result of their own actions: Seward v. Seward, supra.

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