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  • The Application of Provincial Sale of Goods Law to Maritime Proceedings

    Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in the case of Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc.The case dealt with the applicability of section 1733 of the Quebec Civil Code which provides that certain exclusions of liability are invalid. In thi … Read more »

  • When Can In-Flight/Bridge Recordings Be Made Public?

    As a general rule, in-flight recordings (such as those on a black box) and recordings made in a ship’s bridge are protected from disclosure and not accessible by the public or litigants. The reason is to encourage pilots and mariners to speak openly, which promotes public safety. Section 28(2) of th … Read more »

  • A Snappy Case Relevant to Shipping Agents

    The Federal Court recently delivered its decision in the case of Nirint Inc. (Nirint Canada) v. Mega Throphy Ltd, 2019 FC 1015.The case is relevant to ship agents who frequently incur expenses on behalf of their ship-owner clients.The facts are simple.Nirint are shipping agents based in Quebec. Thei … Read more »

  • Aboriginal Law and the Marine Liability Act

    Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia is making a very novel argument regarding the constitutionality of the  limitation of liability provisions in the Canada Marine Act in relation to its section 35 rights. The case relates to the sinking of the Nathan E. Stewart in 2016. See the full article h … Read more »

  • Knock for Knock: An Overview

    Almost all commercial contracts have liability and indemnity clauses – i.e. terms which outline which party will be liable when things bad happen.Almost always, these clauses are premised on the idea that the party at fault should pay for the losses incurred by the other party as a result of that fa … Read more »