Brian Radnoff (Partner, Toronto) spoke with AdvocateDaily on the surprising results of a recent estate case, which included an order for the defendants and their lawyer to jointly pay the plaintiffs' costs of more than $365,500. The court also ruled the defendants' lawyer personally pay 25 per cent of the costs.

"What's particularly interesting about this case is that the basis for the cost award against the lawyer was — among a couple of other issues — knowing the client's case was without merit and yet continuing to oppose the plaintiffs' claim," says Radnoff.