McDonald v. Queen of the North (Ship), 2008 BCSC 1777

In Carriage of Passengers by Sea on (Updated )

This is the final reported decision arising out of the sinking of the Queen of the North. The issue in this matter was whether punitive and aggravated damages are recoverable in a wrongful death action brought by dependents pursuant to the Marine Liability Act and the Athens Convention. The Court extensively reviewed the case law relating to the recovery of …

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Wilcox v. The Miss Megan, 2008 FC 506

In Personal Injury and Maritime Law on (Updated )

This was a case in which the Defendant admitted liability for a fatal injury when a fishing vessel capsized. The deceased drowned. Claims were made under the provisions of the Marine Liability Act by the deceased’s widow, three adult children and brothers and sisters. The first issue was whether the brothers and sisters could make a claim under the MLA. …

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