Bent, Keith v The Attorney General of Jamaica et al

Case Number: 
1998/B 330
Date of Delivery: 
19.12.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN CIVIL DIVISION

CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS

SUIT NO. 19981 B 330

BETWEEN KEITH BENT CLAIMANT

AN D THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

OF JAMAICA DEFENDANT

SUIT NO. 19981 B 384

BETWEEN FAITHLYN BENT CLAIMANT

AN D THEATTORNEYGENERAL

OF JAMAICA DEFENDANT

SUIT NO. 19981 B 385

BETWEEN SOPHIA BENT CLAIMANT

AN D THEATTORNEYGENERAL

OF JAMAICA DEFENDANT

Mrs. Marvalyn Taylor-Wright instructed by Taylor-Wright &Co. for the

Claimants

Mrs. Julie Thompson and Miss Danielle Archer instructed by the Director of

State Proceedings for the Defendant

False Imprisonment - Assault and Battery - Malicious Prosecution -

Whether an adjournment sine die is a Determination of a Prosecution in

favour of the Claimant

December 18 and 19,2006

BROOKS, J.

On August 18, 1995, three members of one family came in violent

confrontation with a party of security personnel. They were Keith Bent and

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