In what circumstances will the court award solicitor-client costs in a personal injury matter?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Leonardo Teixeira Cartage v. Bad Boy Furniture Warehouse;, 2021 ONSC 7022 (CanLII):

In their submissions, both parties sought substantial indemnity costs. In Young v. Young, 1993 CanLII 34 (SCC), [1993] 4 S.C.R. 3, the court stated (at para. 260) that “Solicitor-client costs are generally awarded only where there has been reprehensible, scandalous or outrageous conduct on the part of one of the parties. Accordingly, the fact that an application has little merit is no basis for awarding solicitor-client costs . . . .” (emphasis added)

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