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Accident Compensation Cases

Lohr v Accident Compensation Corporation (HC, 22/07/16)

Judgment Text

JUDGMENT OF SIMON FRANCE J (COSTS RULING) 
Simon France J
[1]
In a judgment dated 31 May 2016 I upheld the application of the second and third respondents to strike out Dr Lohr's judicial review proceedings. I held the proceedings had settled but Dr Lohr had not filed a notice of discontinuance as required by the settlement. I awarded reasonable indemnity costs. 
[2]
The respondents seek an award of $14,532.81 being the actual fee together with disbursements of $200. Dr Lohr challenges this as not reasonable.1
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There are other grounds that seek to reopen the award of indemnity costs. I put those to one side. 
The hourly rates of those working on the file are modest and I consider the sum sought to be entirely reasonable for the nature of the proceeding. I can discern no unnecessary steps on the part of the respondents nor excess in terms of how matters were presented. 
[3]
An award of $14,532.81 together with disbursements of $200 is confirmed. 


There are other grounds that seek to reopen the award of indemnity costs. I put those to one side. 

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