A proceeding (concerning contribution to finalised dust diseases claims) settled. Following that agreement to settle, Amaca sought some of its legal costs from CSR on an indemnity rather than a standard basis. At issue was whether a plaintiff who obtains by settlement a litigation outcome more favourable than one it had previously offered to accept should be awarded indemnity costs from the date of its offer. In this case the application was refused.

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