In what circumstances will the Court of Appeal order an increase in costs for a plaintiff in a personal injury case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Storey v. Canada Post Corp., 2003 BCSC 921 (CanLII):

In Reilly v. Lynn (2003), 10 B.C.L.R. (4th) 16, 2003 BCCA 49, our Court of Appeal made it clear, at ¶ 145, that: …[T]he discrepancy between taxable and actual fees is not enough on which to base an order for increased costs. There was nothing uniquely complicated about this litigation.

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