BC Court of Appeal – No Negligence in Case of “Catapulting” Mooring Rope
Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial dismissal of a negligence claim involving a mooring rope which ‘catapulted’ into a Plaintiff causing injury.
In today’s case (Oddy v. Waterway Partnership Equities Inc.) the Plaintiff was injured when “a stake embedded in a beach, and attached by the mooring rope to the houseboat, broke free and was catapulted back towards the houseboat“. The stake struck the Plaintiff causing significant injuries.
The Plaintiff argued