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:
Mechanics’ Liens – Civil Rights – Criminal Law – Police

Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. v. Nortown Plumbing (1998) Ltd. et al. 2014 ONCA 5655
Mechanics’ Liens
Summary: Nortown Plumbing (1998) Ltd. was a contractor for plumbing services for new homes in two residential subdivisions. Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. supplied Nortown with plumbing materials which were used in new homes built in both subdivisions. The contracts between Nortown and the subdivision owners were written. The subcontracts between Nortown and Yorkwest were oral. Under the written contracts, claims for liens under the Construction Lien Act arose and expired on a lot-by-lot basis. The oral subcontracts did …

Krupp Canada Inc. v. JV Driver Projects Inc. 2014 ABQB 259
Mechanics’ Liens
Summary: Krupp Canada Inc. was a designer, supplier and installer of proprietary ore crushers, stockpiling systems, conveyors and oil sands processing equipment to oil and gas, mining, metals and power industries throughout Canada and elsewhere. JV Driver Projects Inc. was an industrial construction company, operating in western Canada, and executed large-scale industrial projects in mining, energy development and petrochemical sectors. The dispute arose out of the construction of the slurry preparation plant on the Kearl Oil Sands Project. …

R. v. Fearon (K.) 2014 SCC 77
Civil Rights – Criminal Law – Police
Summary: The accused was arrested for robbery while armed with a firearm. Upon his arrest, a police officer conducted a pat down search and located a cell phone on his person. The officer examined the contents of the phone and found a photograph of a gun as well as a relevant draft text message. At the police station the officers further examined the phone, but no further evidence was tendered by the Crown, …

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