Bayside Towing Ltd. v. Canadian Pacific Railway

In Admiralty Practice, Discovery on (Updated )

This was an application to examine a non-party for discovery pursuant to Rule 238 of the Federal Court Rules. The underlying action was a limitation action brought by the tug owner to limit its liability for damage done to a bridge owned by the Defendant. The Defendant brought this motion to examine an experienced tug boat operator who had transited the bridge on various occasions. The Defendant wished to have this evidence to show the general practice of tug boat operators in transiting the bridge. The application was refused on the basis that the Defendant had not shown that it could not obtain the required information from other sources.