What is the test for reasonableness of an offer?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Freshwest Equities Trading Corp. v. Dosanjh, 2015 BCSC 1996 (CanLII):

The Court of Appeal in Hartshorne at para. 27 affirmed that the reasonableness of an offer is to be assessed “by considering such factors as the timing of the offer, whether it had some relationship to the claim (as opposed to simply being a ‘nuisance offer’), whether it could be easily evaluated, and whether some rationale for the offer was provided”. These considerations are not intended to be exhaustive, nor will each of the factors necessarily be relevant in a given case: Stuart v. Hugh, 2011 BCSC 575 at para. 26.

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