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.

May 1

Fraser v. Janes Family Foods Ltd. et al. 2012 FCA 99 

Practice - Costs - Security for costs - General principles - Where plaintiff insolvent or impecunious

The plaintiffs brought a patent and trademark infringement suit against the defendants. The defendants moved for security for costs. The motion was bifurcated between liability and quantum.

A Prothonotary of the Federal Court directed that the plaintiffs post security for costs. The plaintiffs appealed.

The Federal Court, in a decision reported at 390 F.T.R. 82, dismissed the appeal. The plaintiffs appealed.

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.

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