What Is “Absolute Liability”? Absolute liability is the obligation of an insurer to indemnify an innocent third party who was injured by an insured, while the insured was in violation of the insurance policy. Under the absolute liability provision of the Insurance Act, RSNB 1973, c I-12, [the ‘Act’], the insurer may deny coverage to […]read more
The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in New Brunswick: The Path Through Murky Water
Businesspersons and other litigants exhaust time, money and human resources to establish their right to a sum of money by obtaining a judgment in court. Once a judgment is obtained, the party owed becomes the judgment creditor, the party owing becomes the judgment debtor and the amount owing becomes the judgment debt. Often, not even a court decision against a judgment debtor will ensure the debtor will pay up. It is therefore crucial that the next steps to enforcing a judgment be prompt, certain and effective. Unfortunately, these steps are not simple. For that reason, we offer this paper in an attempt at clarifying how to enforce in the Province of New Brunswick, a judgment rendered in another jurisdiction.