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Security for costs in the Federal Court

A court may, in its judicial discretion, order that a party to proceedings pay security for costs which may be incurred by their opponent(s).  Costs in this sense refers to the legal costs incurred in litigating a dispute.  Where a party fails to oblige an order for security for costs the proceedings will generally be stayed until that party’s compliance is forthcoming.  These types of orders a generally granted where there are some prospects of a party failing to pay an order for costs at the conclusion of the litigation. [Read more…]

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