Author Archives: Gavin Magrath

Dual Nationals Cautioned on US Travel

Executive Order banning entry to US for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, causes confusion, litigation; risk for dual-citizens. Continue reading

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Yang Min, Hyundai Marine receive Bailouts

On January 25th the Government of the Republic of Korea announced a bailout package worth approximately USD$660 million for Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., just two months after Taiwan announced $1.9 billion for its struggling carriers Evergreen and Yang Min. Continue reading

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The Importance of Costs: BitTorrent and The Cobbler

Readers who have a shared server with users of BitTorrent, or who use it themselves, may have received threatening emails forwarded by their ISP alleging Intellectual Property (IP) infringement through the downloading of movies, music, and the like. These are … Continue reading

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Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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Ontario Court of Appeal applies “Strong” test for contractual jurisdiction

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that parties who enter into contractual arrangements that include a forum selection clause must show strong cause why they should not be enforced if suit is brought in Ontario contrary to the agreement. … Continue reading

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Full Indemnity Costs for Frivolous Fraud Allegations

A June decision of Justice Turnbull was recently reported in which the Court sanctioned a plaintiff with rarely-seen “full indemnity costs” for making serious allegations of fraud and conspiracy, then dropping them on the eve of trial. The plaintiff had … Continue reading

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CIFFA to Members: Stop Filing eHBL on Back-to-Back Shipments

CIFFA recommended in this morning’s e-Bulleting that forwarders should stop filing eHBL on back-to-back shipments,  to avoid the risk that the goods will be delivered up to a trucker prior to customs release: Members have advised that the terminals (for example, CN) update … Continue reading

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, eyed for Deepwater Container Port

According to a Monday Dec. 12th press release,  Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP)  has come to an agreement with Ports America for the promotion and development of a proposed deepwater marine container facility in Sydney, NS, to be known as Novaporte. In … Continue reading

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‘Never E Nuff’ Issues in Cross-Border Mortgage Enforcement

Facts: The plaintiff, a US bank, had lent an American individual (McMahon) USD$146,390 for the purchase of the  “Never E Nuff” , a 38-foot pleasure craft, and had registered the mortgage with the US Coast Guard in 2007. In 2008 … Continue reading

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Forwarderlaw + VEA: Law and Logistics: The Way Forward (12-13 Oct)

On behalf of the Forwarderlaw Network I want to extend my thanks and sincerest gratitude to the Antwerp Freight Forwarders’ Association “VEA”, for hosting our conference on “Law and Logistics: The Way Forward” on 12-13 October in Antwerp. The conference was … Continue reading

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