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Hurley v. Power, 2008 NSSC 363

In Contracts, Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice on (Updated )

This case involved a claim by a plaintiff who allegedly paid $130,000 for a lobster licence. Since DFO regulations prevented him from holding it himself, he arranged to have it held by a nominee who later sold it and kept the proceeds of sale. In an action against the various parties involved, the court refused to impose a trust over …

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