CSL Group Inc. v. Canada

In Admiralty Practice, Costs and Security for Costs on (Updated )

This was an application by the Defendant for increased costs. The Defendant had been successful in its defence of an action brought by the Plaintiff. The action had been a test case in which the Plaintiff sought to recover substantial damages for delays experienced by its ships in the transit of the St. Lawrence Seaway during November and December, 1989. The delays were caused by a public service strike. The Court agreed with the Defendant that the case was unusual in that the issues of both liability and quantum were complex. The Court ordered that the Defendant’s costs should be taxed under Column V of Tariff B.