Anderson, Keith v Norma Jean Dodd, Carol Dodd and Jamaica Recording & Studio Publishing Ltd.

Case Number: 
C.L. 2002/A 001
Date of Delivery: 
18.08.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATIURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. C.L. 2002/A 001

BETWEEN KEITH ANDERSON

(also known as Bob Andy)

AND

AND

NORMA JEAN DODD AND

CAROL DODD

(Personal Representative of

CLAIMANT

FIRST DEFENDANT

estate of Clement Seymour Dodd)

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JAMAICA RECORDltNG & STUDIO SECOND DEFENDANT

PUBLISHING LIMITED

(also trading as JAMREC)

L :IN CHAMBERS

Mr. Andre Earle and Miss Anna Gracie instructed by Miss Analisa Chapman of Foga

Daley and Company for the claimant

Mr. Norman Wright Q.C. instructed by Norman E. Wright and Company for the

defendants

June 11 and August 18,2006

APPLICATION TO DISALLOW AMENDMENTS, RULES 10.5,20.1,20.2 OF THE CIVIL

PROCEDURE CODE

SYKES J

1. This dispute involves two of Jamaica's celebrated figures in the music and entertainment

industry. Mr. Keith Anderson, the clai~nant, whose performing name is Bob Andy wrote

many songs that have become legendzry. From his pen came "I've got to go back home",

"My Time" and "Stay in My Lonely Arnis". The row between the parties is not about who

wrote the songs but who owns the copyright and with that the consequential right to collect

royalties.

2. The late Clement "Sir Coxone Downbeat" Dodd, the original defendant, played an

integral role in the development of that melodious sound - reggae - that now wafts across

the musical universe to all parts of the globe. The paths of these two stalwarts of Jamaican

music intersected in the early years that followed Jamaica's independence. Their contact led

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