Quinlan Brothers Limited v. The "Tricon Commander" et.al.

In Admiralty Practice, Delay and Time Extensions on (Updated )

In this matter the surety of a bail bond brought an application for their bond to be released. The action had been commenced and the Defendant ship arrested in November, 1984. Bail was posted in January 1986 and the ship was released from arrest the following month. Nine years then passed without any significant action being taken by either party. The Court ordered that the Plaintiff show cause why the action should not be dismissed for delay.