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

In Admiralty Jurisdiction on (Updated )

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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Romania v. Cheng, 1997 CanLII 9867

In Offences in a Marine Context on (Updated )

This is the decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in the extradition hearing relating to the "Maersk Dubai"; a case involving allegations of murder on the high seas. Seven officers of the Taiwanese registered "Maersk Dubai" were accused of throwing Romanian stowaways overboard while en route to Canada. Canadian authorities arrested the seven officers in Halifax. The State of …

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Ontario v. Mar-Dive Corp., 1996 CanLII 8103

In Salvage and Wrecks on (Updated )

This very interesting case concerned a dispute over the ownership of and salvage rights to the S.S. "Atlantic", a double-sided wheeled paddle steamer that sank in 1852 on the Ontario side of Lake Erie. The competing claimants were the Crown in the Right of Ontario, Michael Fletcher, a diver who had found and marked the wreck in 1984, and various …

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