Hanna, Errol v University Of The West Indies

Case Number: 
C.L. 2000lH- 104
Date of Delivery: 
19.10.2004

 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN CONIMON LAW

CLAIM NO. C.L. 2000lH- 104

BETWEEN ERROL HANNA CLAIMANT

A N D UNIVERSITY OF THE DEFENDANT

WEST INDIES

Mr. Walter Scott and Mrs. Sharon Usim instructed by Messrs. Chancellor

and Company for Claimant.

Mr. Christopher Kelman and Miss Maliaca Wong instructed by Myers,

Fletcher and Gordon for Defendant

Heard: September 29, 3oth, October 10,2003 & October 19,2004

Daye, J.

On the morning of the lgth November, 1999 at around 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Errol Hanna a building contractor, and Managing Director of

Cosmopolitan Limited, a construction company, was shot in the back of the

neck at point blank range on premises occupied by the University of the

West Indies at the Mona Campus, Jamaica. Mr. Hanna was shot by an

unknown gunman who, along with other persons, invaded the construction

site of which he had taken possession on September 20, 1999.

Miraculously, Mr. Hanna's life was spared. He spent one night in

hospital. He returned to work at the same construction site on the

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