Feb 17, 2021
In 2007, Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua), a country comprised of several islands in the Caribbean, expropriated property owned by H.M.B. Holdings Limited (HMB). The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ordered Antigua to compensate HMB for the expropriation in 2014. In 2016, HMB brought an action in British Columbia to enforce the Privy Council judgment. Antigua did not defend this action and the B.C.S.C. granted default judgment. HMB then brought an application in Ontario under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act to recognize the B.C. judgment, which Antigua opposed. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice: application to recognize and enforce foreign judgment in Ontario dismissed; C.A. appeal dismissed.