What is the impact of the ever rising and escalating cost of litigation on a plaintiff's ability to settle?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Roshanimeydan v. Mina, 2006 NSSC 39 (CanLII):

Given the ever rising and escalating costs of litigation my remarks in Annand v. Cox, supra above bear repeating, at para. 50: In my view, an offer to settle is a major means by which a party to litigation can try and insulate that party from costs being awarded against it and hopefully alleviate, in part at least, the expense to which that party incurs in having to participate in litigation.

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