Black, Kenneth v The Right Hon. Mr. Edward Seaga

Case Number: 
CLB 257 OF 2001
Date of Delivery: 
15.11.2002

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA dbbi
IN COMMON LAW
SUIT NO. CLB 257 OF 2001
BETWEEN KENNETH BLACK I PLAINTIFF
AND THE RIGHT HON. MR. EDWARD SEAGA DEFENDANT
Mr. Gordon Robinson and Mr. Bert Samuels for Plaintiff, instructed by Knight,
0 Pickersgill, Dowding and Samuels -
Mr. R.N.A. Henriques, Q.C. and Mr., Raymond Clough for Defendant, instructed
by Clough Long and Co.
HEARD: 1 2th Noveniber, 2002 and 1 !jth November, 2002
COR: MCINTOSH, D. J
In this action the plaintiff filed a writ of summons against the defendant
claiming damages for SlanderILibel, the defendant having falsely and maliciously
published that the plaintiff was, inter aha, an illiterate who cannot read and write.
The defendant In his defence pleaded Justification, Fair Comment and
Qualified Privilege.
The plaintiff now applies to this court for an order that:
1. Defendant's defence be struck out for disclosing no
reasonable defence or being frivolous or vexatious.
2. The defendants defence be struck out as an abuse of
the process of the court.

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