Caterpillar Overseas S.A. v. Canmar Victory (The), 1999 CanLII 9118

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This was an appeal from a decision of the Trial Division denying a motion by the Third Party Defendant for an order dismissing the Third Party Claim on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction. The main claim by the Plaintiff was for damage caused to an engine shipped in a container and carried from Chicago to Denmark via the …

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Jean v. The "Capitaine Duval", 1998 CanLII 8067

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This was an application to strike out the Statement of Claim as being outside the jurisdiction of the Court. The Plaintiffs were former shareholders and officers of the Defendant. The claim was to recover various expenses paid by the Plaintiffs on behalf of the Defendant. The expenses were in relation to the construction of a vessel being built by the …

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MIL Davie Inc. v. Hibernia Management and Development Co., 1998 CanLII 7789

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This was a motion by the Defendant to strike the Statement of Claim as being outside the jurisdiction of the Federal Court. The Plaintiff relied on the Competition Act as the jurisdictional basis for the claim. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants engaged in anti-competitive behaviour, contrary to that Act, in the awarding of a construction contract. The Federal Court …

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Corcovado yacht Charters Ltd. v. Forshore Projects Ltd., 1998 CanLII 7346

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The issue in this case was whether the Federal Court had jurisdiction to determine a dispute relating to the refusal of a landlord to renew a lease on a building that was, in part, built on pilings at Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver. The Court held that the lease and its cancellation or non-renewal were in pith and substance …

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Pakistan National Shipping Corp. v. Canada, [1997] 3 FC 601

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This was an interlocutory application to strike a third party action on the grounds that the Federal Court had no jurisdiction over the subject matter. The main action was brought by the Plaintiff carrier against the Defendant shipper to recover expenses incurred when plastic drums containing the Defendant’s cargo of canola oil began to leak and caused a collapse of …

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Matsuura Machiner Corporation et.al. v. Melburn Truck Lines Ltd, 1997 CanLII 4905

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These three appeals concerned the jurisdiction of the Court over a road carrier in a through transit situation. Specifically, the Court considered whether s. 22(2)f (which grants the Court jurisdiction over claims "arising out of an agreement relating to the carriage of goods on a ship under a through bill of lading") supported jurisdiction against the road carrier. The Court …

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Marley Co. v. Cast North America (1983) Inc. et.al., No. T-2718-93

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The Plaintiff in the case had entered into a contract with CAST for the carriage of a container of goods from Illinois to Holland via Montreal. CAST in turn entered into a contract with a rail carrier for carriage of the container to Montreal. The container was damaged while being loaded in Illinois. The Plaintiff joined both CAST and the …

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