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Bullock order


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A form of order for the payment of costs in civil cases sometimes made when the claimant has, in the court's opinion, reasonably sued two defendants but has succeeded against only one of them. The order requires the claimant to pay the successful defendant's costs but allows him to include these costs in those payable to him by the unsuccessful defendant. The order takes its name from the case Bullock v London General Omnibus Co [1907] 1 KB 264. It should be distinguished from a Sanderson order (from the case Sanderson v Blyth Theatre Co [1903] 2 KB 533, in which the unsuccessful defendant is ordered to pay the costs of the successful defendant directly.

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