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
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Précis: The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador dismissed a claim against the defendant insurer for want of prosecution.Full Summary
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
Précis: The British Columbia Supreme Court permitted portions of a deceased master’s discovery evidence to be admitted at trial.Full Summary
Précis: The Federal Court dismissed a motion for release of an arrested vessel without bail.Full Summary
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
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
Précis: The Supreme Court of British Columbia held that a portion of a marine survey report on engine failure analysis was covered by litigation privilege.Full Summary
Précis The Federal Court denied granting an order for production of provincial police and crown information relating to a high-profile vessel collision.Full Summary
Précis: The BC Supreme Court held that the defendant was entitled to limit its liability under the Athens Convention as the injured plaintiff was a “passenger”.Full Summary