Can a plaintiff obtain special costs for having to respond to an application?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from AME Distribution Inc. v Wang, 2019 BCSC 95 (CanLII):

The plaintiff sought special costs for having to respond to this application. An award of special costs is awarded in circumstances when there has been reprehensible conduct on behalf of a party. As noted in Mayer v. Osborne Contracting Ltd., 2011 BCSC 914, where Mr. Justice Walker reviewed the law as follows:

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