The year 2001 marked the passage of the long awaited Marine Liability Act, an Act which has already generated more work for admiralty practitioners. Now a bill of lading claimant can proceed on the merits here, notwithstanding a foreign arbitration or jurisdiction clause, provided the shipment was intended to be or was to or from a Canadian port, if the contract was made here or if the defendant resides or carries on business here.

type Recent Developments of Importance