MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries

Here you'll find weekly summaries of selected cases provided to Slaw by Maritime Law Book's National Reporter System.

Mar 13

Smith v. Atlantic Wholesalers Ltd. 2012 NSSC 14 

Practice - Parties - Third party procedure - General principles - Application of limitation periods

The plaintiff was injured in a slip and fall at a grocery store in 1999. In 2001, she sued the defendant store owner. In January 2010, the defendant issued a claim for contribution and indemnity against a third party, a construction company, which was working in the store at the time of the incident. The third party sought summary judgment, arguing that the limitation period had expired.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court granted summary judgment dismissing the claim. 

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