Précis: 2015 has not been a good year for the Federal Crown in terms of adverse costs awards. Ford Motor which was decided by Justice Boyle on July 16 gives no indication that the Crown`s luck is about to turn. In a decision blogged earlier on this site Justice Boyle dismissed the Crownʼs motion to strike portions of the Ford Motor notice of appeal based on the large corporation rules, holding that the Crown was engaged in an opportunistic attempt to change the rules from a shield to a sword. The Court awarded costs against the Crown in any event of the cause and gave the parties 30 days to agree upon costs or, failing which, a further 30 days to make written submissions.
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