Atlantic Yacht 7 Ship Inc. v. Sovereign Yachts Inc. et al.

In Admiralty Practice, In Rem Actions and Arrest on (Updated )

The Plaintiff in this matter alleged that it was owed commission by the Defendant yacht builder in respect of the Defendant yacht, the purchaser of which had been introduced by the Plaintiff to the Defendant. To secure its claim the Plaintiff effected an arrest of the Defendant yacht. The purchaser of that yacht brought this application to set aside the arrest and strike the in rem action. The Prothonotary granted the application holding that the brokerage services contract between the Plaintiff and Defendant did not give rise to a cause of action in rem.