Dixon, Jennifer (Administratrix Ad Litem of the Estate of Barrington Dixon, deceased) v Runte, Angella et al

Case Number: 
2007 HCV 04106
Neutral Citation: 
[2017] JMSC Civ.114
Date of Delivery: 
24.07.2017

Sale of land - Undated contract for sale of land between claimant and first defendant - Prior agreement for sale of land between the first defendant and second defendant – Undated contract repudiated by first defendant – Caveat entered by claimant –Whether claimant entitled to specific performance - Caveat entered by second defendant prior to signing of agreement for sale between claimant and first defendant – Claimant’s claim for specific performance – Whether statute-barred - Whether claimant entitled to order for adverse possession – The Limitation of Actions Act - Laches – whether claimant’s inaction defeated by doctrine - Whether first defendant and deceased husband trustees of second defendant’s shares in property – whether second defendant is beneficially entitled to 50% share in property – Whether second defendant
relinquished interest in property – Whether second defendant ought to have filed ancillary claim to protect his interest.

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