Brown, Alton v The Gleaner Company Limited et al

Case Number: 
C.L B 66100
Date of Delivery: 
28.11.2001

IN THE SPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JNvlAlCA
IN COMMON LAW
SUlT NO. C.L B I66100
BETWEEN ALTON BROWN
AND THE GLEANER CO. LTD.
AND KEN ALLEN
AND MICHAEL SURRIDGE
PLAINTIFF
DEFENDANT
2ND DEFENDANT
3RD DEFENDANT
SUlT NO. C.L. B 249100
BETWEEN ALTON BROWN PLAINTIFF
AND THE JAMAICA HERALD LTD. lSDTEFE NDANT
AND NEVILLE BLYTHE 2ND DEFENDANT
AND CHRISTINE KING 3RD DEFENDANT
AND MICHAEL SURRIDGE 4TH DEFENDANT
Mr. Terrence Ballantyne instructed by Ballantyne Beswick & Co. for the Plaintiff.
Mrs.Susan Reid-Jones instructed by the Director of State Proceedings for the
Defendant Michael Surridge.
Heard: November 27, 28,2001
HARRISON J.
The matter before me concerns an application by the defendant Michael
Surridge, for ex-t ension of time to file his defence in the suits referred to above. It \
is proposed to consolidate both actions in due course.
The sole issue raised by the plaintiff's Attorney at Law is whether or not the
affidavit in support is indeed an affidavit of merit. Counsel submitted that he is in

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