What is the test for giving false evidence in discovery?

British Columbia, Canada


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

Such conduct is highly germane to costs, given that the purpose of discovery is to permit the parties to “judge the strength of the discovered party's case and determine, among other things, the wisdom or otherwise of settlement”, a purpose which is defeated by giving false evidence: Brown v. Lowe at para. 150.

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