The Administrator General For Jamaica v The Attoney General of Jamaica

Case Number: 
C. L. 2001/A073
Date of Delivery: 
30.05.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

SUIT NO C. L. 2001/A073 1

BETWEEN The Administrator General for Jamaica

(Administrator of the Estate Eric David

Black, deceased, also known as

David E.A. Black) CLAIMANT

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A N D The Attorney General of Jamaica DEFEhTDANT

Mr. Ransford Braham and Mr. Matthew Hogarth for Claimant

instructed by Messrs. Livingston Alexander and Levy.

Mr. Patrick Foster and Mr. Garfield Haisley for Defendant, instructed by the

Director of State Proceedings.

CORAM: BROOKS, J. ~

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES

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HEARD 16+", 2oTH AND 3oTH MAY, 2005

When I made the award in this matter on the 2oth May, I promised to

put my reasons in writing. I now do so.

Mr. Eric David Black was murdered sometime between the 9th and

1 4th September 1995. His assailants unlawfully beat him and he succumbed

to the injuries so sustained. His decomposing corpse was later recovered at

sea in a horrific state.

Three persons were convicted for this crime. They were police

officers who were at the time acting as agents of the State.

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