Ed Wahl Boat Builders and Repairs Ltd. v. Holm

In Admiralty Practice, Pleadings on (Updated )

This was an application to strike out a paragraph of the Statement of Claim pleading a claim for unjust enrichment in the alternative to a main claim for breach of contract for the building of a boat. The Court allowed the application and struck out the offending paragraph on the basis that facts in support of the claim for unjust enrichment had not been pleaded and, more importantly, because the building contract which was specifically pleaded by the Plaintiff provided a juristic reason for any alleged unjust enrichment.