What is the impact of time spent by a plaintiff on legal fees?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Asselstine v. Kia Canada Inc., 2021 ONSC 5024 (CanLII):

In addition to the total docketed time incurred, relevant factors to assess whether the legal fees requested are fair and reasonable will also include (i) the time spent and work done, and (ii) the opportunity cost to class counsel in the expenditure of time in pursuit of the litigation and settlement: Brown v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 3429, at para. 40.

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