Ontario Weekly Reporter and Index-Digest Volume 21

Ontario Weekly Reporter and Index-Digest Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... Brothers then formally appointed M1'John Burwash. of Arnprior, as their arbitrator' It appears that Mr. Burwash is the woods manager fol' McLachlin Brothers. Objection is therefore taken to his appointment, on the ground that his employers are directly and pecuniarily interested in the result of the litigation' and that he will be biased against the plaintiff's claim and incapable of fairly trying the matters in question in this arbitration and of making a fair award between the parties' I The contention that Burwash's employers have any dlrect or pecuniary interest in the result of the arbitration is Ill my opinion met and overcome by the evidence before It me. It is also shewn that they and Gillies Brothers have not driven the Madawaska on joint account for three years, and that the McLaehlin Brothers Limited have not driven the river at all for two years. It is shewn beyond question that Mr. Burwash is a man of great experience in the lumbering business. He has been engaged in it for over forty years, and has during that period had charge of the driving of logs and timber on the Madawaska and other rivers, and is therefore familiar with the conditions which would have to be dealt with by the arbitrators. He deposes that he can be perfectly independent and that he is capabe of trying the matter in question fairly and without bias or prejudice. He is well known to be a man of high character; and, as the matter was presented to me upon the argument, while he does not desire to take part in the arbitration, he considers that to abandon the position to which he was appointed would be an admission of his unfitness for it. A number of authorities were cited to me regarding the duties of an arbitrator...
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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766687
  • 9781236766687