What is the impact of Justice Griffin's comments in the context of the Court of Appeal's decision in the case of the unsuccessful party seeking special costs against the successful party?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from S A S Johal Enterprises Inc. v. 0899979 BC Ltd., 2016 BCSC 775 (CanLII):

I have considered also Justice Griffin’s comments in Hoffman v. Percheson, 2011 BCSC 1175, about the serious allegations of misconduct made by the unsuccessful party against the successful party, considered deserving of rebuke by an award of special costs, taken into account together with the deliberately obstructionist actions of the unsuccessful party.

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