Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.
This week’s summaries concern:
A bankrupt, who had made a voluntary assignment, co-owned a vehicle with his ex-spouse (50/50 ownership). The vehicle was purchased pursuant to a conditional sales contract with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC sales contract). As part of the bankruptcy, the bankrupt gave up the vehicle including the liability that was owed under the RBC sales contract. The RBC filed a proof of claim on the basis of incorrect registration of the contract signed by the bankrupt and his ex-spouse …