Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

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

This week’s summaries concern: Extradition – Courts – Family Law – Conflict of Laws – Statutes – Trials – Damages – Master and Servant – Civil Rights – Guardian and Ward – Practice

M.M. v. Canada (Minister of Justice) 2015 SCC 62
Summary: M.M. brought her children to Canada from the State of Georgia, U.S.A., in violation of a custody order, allegedly for their safety. The State of Georgia sought her extradition to face prosecution for interstate interference with custody. …

Mwanri v. Mwanri 2015 ONCA 843
Courts – Family Law
Summary: On a variation application in a family law matter, a motions judge varied custody and spousal support, including awarding the wife a lump sum equivalent to an unpaid equalization payment. The husband/father appealed, raising a number of issues. …

Tenny v. Ontario 2015 ONCA 841
Conflict of Laws – Statutes – Trials
Summary: At issue on this appeal was whether s. 26(3) of the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P-33, authorized service of a summons by registered mail on an individual who resided in the United States of America. …

Michela et al. v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School 2015 ONCA 801
Damages – Master and Servant
Summary: The plaintiff school teachers brought a wrongful dismissal action against the defendant private school. On a motion for summary judgment, the motion judge found that the teachers were wrongfully dismissed and awarded pay in lieu of the six months’ notice that he found they should have received (2015 ONSC 15). …

Manager of Child, Youth and Family Services, Zone E (Nfld. and Lab.) v. J.T. et al. 2015 NLCA 55
Civil Rights – Family Law – Guardian and Ward – Practice
Summary: The Manager of Child, Youth and Family Services (Nfld. and Lab.) applied for an order of continuous custody respecting three children, aged six, four and three. …

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