Précis: The British Columbia Supreme Court refused to strike a jury notice in a case involving a failed engine in the Plaintiff’s fishing vessel.Full Summary
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Haida Tourism Limited Partnership (West Coast Resorts) v. Canada (Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund), 2022 FC 1249
Précis: A shipowner cannot recover costs and expenses from the Administrator of the Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund as a result of oil pollution damage caused solely by its own ship.Full Summary
Arc-En-Ciel Produce Inc. v. BF Leticia (Ship), 2022 FC 843
Précis: The Federal Court determined that s. 46 of the Marine Liability Act does not apply to waybills or other similar shipping documents.Full Summary
British Columbia Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union v. Canada (Transport), 2022 FC 209
Précis: The Federal Court confirmed Transport Canada’s decision to issue a safe manning document specifying the minimum crew compliment for two ferries was reasonable.Full Summary
Fennelly v. Lloyd's Underwriters, 2021 NLSC 160
Précis: The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador dismissed a claim against the defendant insurer for want of prosecution.Full Summary
R v. White, 2021 PESC 35
Précis: The Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island found the accused operator of a fishing vessel guilty for lesser included offences of dangerous operation of a vessel causing death.Full Summary
Carnival Corporation v. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, 2021 BCSC 643
Précis: The British Columbia Supreme Court permitted portions of a deceased master’s discovery evidence to be admitted at trial.Full Summary
Davy Global Fund Management Limited v. Michele Bottiglieri Armatore S.p.A., 2021 FC 789
Précis: The Federal Court dismissed a motion for release of an arrested vessel without bail.Full Summary
Iamgold Corporation v. Hapag-Lloyd Ag, 2019 FC 1514, 2021 FCA 110
Précis: The Federal Court found that a loss of cargo on the road leg of the carriage was subject to the limitation of liability applicable to road carriage under German law.Full Summary
Arc-En-Ciel Produce Inc. v. MSC Belle (Ship) 2020 FC 23, 2020 FC 23, 2021 FCA 70
Précis: The Federal Court of Appeal found the Federal Court erred in applying the “strong cause” test to a claim under s. 46 of the Marine Liability Act.Full Summary