What is the test for an award of special costs in a personal injury action?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Gill v. Bassi, 2016 BCSC 754 (CanLII):

An award of special costs is intended to chastise a party for reprehensible, scandalous or outrageous conduct, either in the circumstances giving rise to the cause of action or in the course of the litigation: Bradshaw v. Stenner, 2012 BCSC 237 at para. 9, leave to appeal ref’d 2012 BCCA 481.

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