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R v. Quinlan Brothers Ltd., 2011 NLCA 22

In Due Diligence, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a fish processing company and its two weigh masters who were charged with under-reporting the weight of a load of snow crab by approximately 5,000 pounds. At trial, the second weigh master advanced a defence of mistake of fact and the fish processor advanced a defence of due diligence. With respect to the mistake of fact defence, …

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