Is reasonable conduct in litigation reasonable enough to warrant a reduction in costs?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Briante v. Vancouver Island Health Authority, 2015 BCSC 807 (CanLII):

However, as held in Staley v. Squirrel Systems of Canada, Ltd., 2012 BCSC 954, reasonable conduct in litigation cannot on its own constitute a “special circumstance” justifying departure from the usual rule as to costs: see para. 20.

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