01/23/2015 05:02 EST | Updated 03/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Arguments wrap in appeal of Newfoundland moose-vehicle collision class action

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Arguments at the appeal hearing for a moose-vehicle collision class action in Newfoundland have wrapped up after two days of proceedings before a three-member panel.

A case brought before the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court last year by lawyer Ches Crosbie was dismissed in September after Judge Robert Stack ruled the provincial government had not been negligent.

Stack said the province had made more than the necessary effort to manage the moose population and mitigate moose-vehicle collisions.

Crosbie wants the trial decision reversed and the case sent back to trial on issues left unresolved by the trial judge.

The new trial, if granted, would determine if the government is liable to pay damages.

The Court of Appeal judges could take more than six months to render a decision. (VOCM)

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