Avic Catic Beijing Cl. Ltd. v. Hong Xing (Vessel), 2018 FC 774

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Précis: The Federal Court dismissed the third party’s motion to strike the plaintiffs’ statement of claim on the basis of delay in the prosecution of their claim, and ordered the matter to proceed pursuant to mandatory scheduling orders.

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Lakeland Bank v. The Ship Never E Nuff, 2013 FC 864

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The plaintiff was the mortgagee of the defendant vessel and brought this motion for summary judgment to sell the vessel promptly. In support of its motion the plaintiff filed an affidavit which apparently attached a judgment of the United States District Court of Northern New York in which the plaintiff was awarded US$190,000 and given the right to take possession …

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Calogeras & Master Supplies Inc. v. Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd., 2012 FCA 79

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The plaintiff had obtained a judgment against the defendant for $100,000 plus interest and a costs award of approximately $35,000. The defendant had also been awarded costs in the amount of approximately $160,000 from the date of an offer it had made and had been given the right to set-off its costs award against amounts owing to the plaintiff. The …

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New World Expedition Yachts LLC v. P.R. Yacht Builders Ltd., 2010 BCSC 1496

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This was an application under the International Commercial Arbitration Act to set aside an award of an arbitrator relating to the construction of a ship. The applicant argued, inter alia, that the award should be set aside on the grounds that the arbitrator was biased. The bias allegations included that there were private communications with the arbitrator and that there …

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Lafarge Canada Inc. v. JJM Construction Ltd., 2010 BCSC 1168

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The parties entered into four identical charter parties which required that disputes be settled by arbitration. Pursuant to the charter parties the charterer was to be liable for damage to the barges except for normal wear and tear and was also responsible for obtaining hull and machinery insurance naming the owner as an additional insured. The barges were returned with …

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Morgan v. Guimond Boats Limited, 2008 FC 1004

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In a judgment rendered December 2006 the Federal Court of Appeal upheld an award recognizing a foreign judgement against the Defendant. At a judgment debtor examination it was learned that the Defendant owned real property which was leased and generated a monthly rent. In fact, there was both a head lease and a sub-lease. An order was sought garnishing the …

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Morgan v. Guimond Boats Ltd., 2006 FCA 401

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In this matter the Plaintiff, a resident of Hawaii, commenced proceedings against the Defendant, a New Brunswick company, in Hawaii in relation to a contract for the design, manufacture and sale of a boat. The Defendant unsuccessfully contested the jurisdiction of the Hawaiian courts, filed a Statement of Defence to the action and participated in a pre-trial conference before withdrawing …

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Trans-Pacific Shipping Co. v. Atlantic & Orient Trust Co. Ltd. et al., 2005 FC 566

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In this unique matter a foreign arbitration award had been ordered to be registered by a Prothonotary. Subsequently, in another proceeding, it was determined by the Federal Court of Appeal that Prothonotaries did not have jurisdiction to register such awards. Accordingly, a motion was brought to re-register the award nunc pro tunc. The Defendant challenged the registration and the antedating …

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Pan Liberty Navigation Co. Ltd. v. World Link (HK) Resources Ltd., 2005 BCCA 206

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In this matter the Plaintiff had obtained an arbitration award in London against a defaulting charterer under a charter party that required English law and arbitration. The Plaintiff commenced this action against the defaulting charterer to enforce the award but also included as Defendants various other corporate entities. The Plaintiff alleged that the corporate entities were one and the same …

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