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Two Canadian Freight Forwarders plead guilty in Price Fixing Investigation

On April 8th and April 9th 2014 the Competition Bureau of Canada announced separate plea arrangements with two Canadian freight forwarders in relation to an investigation into anti-competitive practices under the Competition Act. On April 8th, the Bureau announced that … Continue reading

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Forwarder Recovers on Bankrupt’s counterclaim

When a judgment debtor declares bankruptcy, the judgment creditor takes their place in line with unsecured creditors behind the banks and other secured interests, and that is usually the point at which we begin comparing the relative values of judgments … Continue reading

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Exporter Recovers Beyond COGSA Limit

We were recently able to resolve a case for a client exporter whose goods suffered damage ex Los Angeles to Russia. The cargo had been purchased from Canada in the US, moved to LA, and carriage arranged on port House … Continue reading

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When Indemnities Go Wrong

A client recently had a big problem with a little form. A consignee had sought delivery of goods against a bond of indemnity in the forwarder’s standard form. There were only two problems: the form was poorly drafted and improperly … Continue reading

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The Best Offence…

More than 95% of cases settle; while a contested trial makes for good television, early and favourable settlements make for the best client outcomes. Continue reading

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Big Recovery for Small Importer

The New Year saw the conclusion of a cargo dispute between a small Canadian importer and one of the major lines. For the importer, it was their first shipment – a test case that went very wrong. The container in … Continue reading

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