Health Care

Laib, Steve A41 at MDBE.COM
Fri Sep 15 09:48:00 MDT 1995

> Does Canada follow the English system where the loser pays the costs?
>Sometimes, the loser can be held responsible. I thought the same held for
>the US, No?
Generally no.  There are situations where contracts specify if there is
then the loser pays the winner's costs.  In civil rights litigation against
a govt. entity the govt. pays the costs if they lose.  Otherwise, the
standard pleading
form "for costs of suit" is meaningless.  That's why in US tort cases the
always run up a big "Pain and Suffering" case.  That's where their money
Steve (not a Personal Injury Lawyer) Laib

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