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  • 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 »

  • Bow-Wave Liability

    Is a ship operator liable for his/her wake? The short answer to this question is yes. In Canada, there is no legislation that expressly provides that a vessel is responsible for its wake, however, provisions in the Collision Regulations requiring safe speed and lookout have been used to establish li … Read more »

  • Changes to the Pilotage Act Coming

    The Government of Canada is amending the Pilotage Act. Here’s a good summary by the Globe and Mail: … Read more »