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Costs follow the event In most common law jurisdictions and in most cases the loser pays the winner’s legal fees. So, for your example, a meritless claim for $900 lands the plaintiff with a $2,000 legal bill from the winner. That said, you have rightly identified that how you respond to litigation is fundamentally a business decision, not a legal one. Some ...


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You sound like a lot of my dispute resolution clients on their first visit You seem upset, maybe even angry and you feel that you are being victimised and harassed and that the person you are in dispute with is an amoral scumbag with no integrity. I sympathise with your feelings and understand that this sort of thing is stressful and causes emotional turmoil....


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Would It be possible for me to argue this in court and agree to pay a lesser amount? It is unclear what you mean by "lesser amount". However, it appears that the most meritorious position is yours in that (1) you are entitled to get a copy of the bills, and (2) given the unprecedented situation with the coronavirus, the roommate's unilateral ...


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