January 31, 2006

Motions for security for costs provide a means for a defendant to ensure, before litigation proceeds too far, that there is a fund of money in place to pay the defendant’s costs, should the defendant be entitled to costs. By forcing the plaintiff to pay money into court, a security for costs motion acts as a deterrent to frivolous litigation and reminds the plaintiff that a lawsuit is not to be taken lightly.

Read the full paper here: Security for Cost Motions by Justin de Vries