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I am not following the facts Are you saying that regardless of all that went on at the end of the day there is a judgement against you and you are asking about what will happen when your lawyer goes to deal with costs?
I am still not following.
Are you saying there was a judgment that determined liability but now there is a hearing to determine how much should be awarded?When was the judgment rendered.
Did you have a lawyer representing you?
So it this about an interim order or are you saying that at the end of the day there will be a trial and then after that the court will consider costs but the judge said there are reasons to give the lawyer higher costs.
And are you saying you send the money so that the trial would be dismissed but you sent it after the deadline?
I think you should say that you did pay to settle and that their agent told you so long as you did you would not be sued.
So you sent the money before you were served and as far as you knew when you sent the money the lawsuit had not been started.
While you paid late according to the deadline you relied on their agent and for this reason you should not have to pay the costs. Had the agent not made this representation you would have paid by the deadline.
Why not ask to have the right to subpoena the agent and to cross-examine her in court?
Where do you live?
You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.
The number is:
You need a civil litigation lawyer.