CORPORATIONS ACT 2001
(a) a defendant in proceedings involving an apportionable claim has reasonable grounds to believe that a particular person (the other person ) may be a concurrent wrongdoer in relation to the claim; and
(b) the defendant fails to give the plaintiff, as soon as practicable, written notice of the information that the defendant has about:
(i) the identity of the other person; and
(ii) the circumstances that may make the other person a concurrent wrongdoer in relation to the claim; and
(c) the plaintiff unnecessarily incurs costs in the proceedings because the plaintiff was not aware that the other person may be a concurrent wrongdoer in relation to the claim;
the court hearing the proceedings may order that the defendant pay all or any of those costs of the plaintiff.1041O(2) [ Costs of proceedings]
The court may order that the costs to be paid by the defendant be assessed on an indemnity basis or otherwise.
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