Island Tug & Barge Ltd. v. Haedon Co. Ltd. et al

In Admiralty Practice, Judgments and Enforcement of Judgments on (Updated )

This was an application by the Plaintiff for judgment in default of defence. Although the motion was not opposed, the court considered whether a reference to determine damages was necessary given that the action was in rem. The Prothonotary held that he had the discretion to give default judgment without a reference provided the claim was well founded, which he found it was.