Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 80 from 2002-12-31 to 2004-12-14:


Marginal note:Protection of trustee

 Where the trustee has seized or disposed of property in the possession or on the premises of a bankrupt without notice of any claim in respect of the property and it is thereafter made to appear that the property was not at the date of the bankruptcy the property of the bankrupt or was subject to an unregistered lien, a right of retention, a pledge or a charge, the trustee is not personally liable for any loss or damage arising from the seizure or disposal sustained by any person claiming the property or an interest therein or for the costs of proceedings taken to establish a claim thereto, unless the court is of opinion that the trustee has been guilty of negligence with respect to the trustee’s duties in relation to the property.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 80
  • 1997, c. 12, s. 71
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