McDonald v. The "Queen of the North"

In Carriage of Passengers by Sea on (Updated )

This was an application seeking court directions with respect to the process to be followed under the B.C. Infants Act which requires court approval of any settlement involving minors. The plaintiff requested that the hearing for court approval be held “in camera” and that the settlement not be publicly divulged. The Court noted that it had the power to do as requested but said such decisions should not be lightly made and denied the request.