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Carrying Costs

Carrying Costs. Formerly a verdict was said to carry costs when the successful party was entitled to his costs as incident to such verdict. Where the damages were under 40s. the successful party was not generally entitled to his costs, but later legislation has in many cases vested the control of the costs in the discretion of the presiding judge, so that this term has now to a great extent lost its significance, but where the action or issue is tried by a jury the costs follow the event, unless upon application made at the trial for good cause shown, the judge before whom such action or issue is tried, or the court, shall otherwise order.

Moreover (except on leave given) no order as to costs left by law to the discretion of the court shall be subject to any appeal.