The issue in this case was whether the Court should exercises its discretion under s.23(2) of the Marine Liability Act to extend the limitation period. The Plaintiff was an infant and the limitation period had apparently been missed because legal advisors thought the provincial limitation period of two years applied. The Court granted the request for an extension. (Note: Unfortunately, …Full Summary
Armonikos Corporation Ltd. v. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, 2002 FCT 526
This was an application by the Defendant for an extension of time to file rebuttal expert evidence. The primary ground argued was that the report had not been filed in time because of the illness of Defendant’s counsel. The Prothonotary allowed the application and in doing so identified the applicable test as being: a continuing intention to pursue the application; …Full Summary
Dupras v. Bezzina, No.214/91, (Ont.Ct. Gen. Div.).
This case dealt with an interesting issue concerning the validity and applicability of section 572 of the Canada Shipping Act. Section 572 provides for a two year limitation period in actions involving, inter alia, personal injury suffered by a person on board a vessel. The Plaintiffs had rented a vessel which went dead and was struck by the Defendant’s vessel. …Full Summary