Ann-Marie Searchwell v John Lennon & Mrs. Lennon

Case Number: 
C.L. 1999/S191
Date of Delivery: 
05.03.2004

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN COMMON LAW

SUIT NO. C.L. 19991s 191

BETWEEN ANN-MARIE SEARCHWELL CLAIMANT

AND JOHN LENNON lSTD EFENDANT

AND MRS. LENNON 2ND DEFENDANT

C Mr. Maurice Frankson, instructed by Gaynair & Fraser

for Claimant

Mr. Roderick Gordon for the Defendants

Heard: 17", 18" December, 2003 and 5th March, 2004

MANGATAL J (Ag.)

1. Mr. and Mrs. Lemon were the owners of 24 dogs on the gth

August, 1998. Ann-Marie Searchwell rented a flat fiom them on

premises at 2 Darlington Avenue, Kingston 8, St. Andrew. The

Lennons reside in a house on the same premises. Unfortunately,

on the morning of the 11" August, 1998 Miss Searchwell ventured

into the washing area on the premises and was bitten by the

Lennons' dogs. Miss Searchwell now claims compensation under

the Dogs (Liability for Injuries By) Act. Further or alternatively,

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