LD Commodities Rice Merchandising LLC and another v Owners and/or Demise Charterers of the Vessel Styliani Z

Claim form – Service. The Admiralty Court considered a case where the claimant had accidentally issued a claim form in personam, instead of in rem, with the result that the claim form had expired much earlier, preventing proceedings from being properly issued. The court held that the best way to serve the overriding objective of dealing with the case justly was to remedy the error on terms that the claimants paid the costs of the application and the defendants' reasonable opposition thereto.

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