Does a trial judge have to order costs for an earlier step in a personal injury action where there is silence on the issue?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Bortnikov v. Rakitova, 2016 ONCA 427 (CanLII):

Islam v. Rahman, 2007 ONCA 622 (CanLII), 228 O.A.C. 371, at para. 2, confirms that a trial judge should not make an order for costs in relation to any earlier step where no costs were ordered or where there was silence on the issue.

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