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Costs Thrown Away

Posted on September 28, 2017 | Posted in Civil Litigation, Five Liners

Furr v. Duhamel 2017 Ont SCJ

The judge granted an adjournment of an application hearing, an adjournment made necessary because of the illness of the applicant’s lawyer. The judge awarded costs thrown away of $23,500 to the respondents, noting that costs thrown away are still awarded against the party applying for an adjournment, notwithstanding lack of fault. It is only when the court proceeding is adjourned because of the court’s scheduling problems that no costs are awarded.


Jonathan Speigel


Written by Jonathan Speigel Jonathan Speigel, the founding partner of Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, leads the litigation and construction practices.



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