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
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Précis: The BC Supreme Court could not determine in a summary trial if suppliers of a ferry propulsion system were “agents or servants” of a carrier for the purposes of the Athens Convention, holding it required a full trial to do so.Full Summary
Précis The Federal Court found the defendant liable for unpaid fees owing to the plaintiff yacht transporter.Full Summary
Précis: The definition of “navigable water” in the Canadian Navigable Waters Act has replaced the common law test of navigability that the waterway must be part of an aqueous highway.Full Summary
Précis: The Federal Court rejected Charter arguments where the same arguments had been determined by a higher Court and the arguments were not based on enumerated or analogous grounds.Full Summary
Précis: The Federal Court found that standby activities of a vessel in Canadian waters were marine activities of a commercial nature and a violation of Canadian cabotage laws.Full Summary
Précis: The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of a decision of the Federal Court which found that a claim brought against a freight forwarder and preforming carrier was subject to a 9 month limitation period and therefore time barred.Full Summary
Précis: The Federal Court refused to stay proceedings under section 46 of the Marine Liability Act where a strong cause was shown.Full Summary
Précis: The Ontario Court of Justice held that valid provincial law applied to unloading activities of a stevedoring company operating on federal property.Full Summary
Précis: The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador held the defendant insurer did not have to cover a loss from an excluded risk that was incorporated by reference to the original insuring agreement.Full Summary