Kotai v. Queen of the North (Ship)

In Carriage of Passengers by Sea on (Updated )

This was an application under the B.C. Class Proceedings Act for court approval of a settlement reached between the parties relating to the sinking of the “Queen of the North” on 22 March 2006. The Court balanced the position of the class members other than the infants against the position of the public guardian and trustee, who did not support the settlement. The Court concluded that the proposed settlement was fair and reasonable, was in the best interests of the class as a whole and should be approved.