Westwood Shipping Lines v. Geo International et.al

In Admiralty Practice, Discovery on (Updated )

In this matter the Defendant was found to have converted three containers of hikers shoes and was ordered to pay into court a substantial sum. When the Defendant failed to pay the money into court, the Plaintiff brought a motion for a writ of sequestration against the property of the President of the Defendant. The Plaintiff’s initial motion was refused as premature but the court order that the President of the Defendant attend an examination in aid of execution. The President did not appear and, in fact, appeared to have left the country. The Plaintiff brought a further motion for a bench warrant against the President of the Defendant, a writ of sequestration against his property and an order requiring him to show cause why he should not be found in contempt of court. The Plaintiff’s motion was granted.