Does the ability of the unsuccessful litigant to pay the quantum of costs in a personal injury case matter matter?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Norris v. Morocco, 2020 ONSC 4103 (CanLII):

Accordingly, the ability to pay by the unsuccessful litigant is only relevant to the issue of the quantum of costs, not the liability for costs. See LeVan v. LeVan, [2006] O.J. No. 1552(Ont. S.C.J.).

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