Micevic v. Johnson & Johnson, 2019 ONSC 4430

In a decision on settlement approval, which included an order for costs, Justice Morgan did not indicate when precisely the costs payment was due. In this decision, Justice Morgan noted that the understanding is that court orders are effective immediately. As a matter of ordinary business practice, money is typically to be paid within 30 days of its being due. He held that a judgment that concludes: ‘The [party] shall pay the [opposing party] costs in the amount of…’ and that provides no outside deadline for payment, ordinary business sense is presumed to govern the parties.