Horace Mead v CIBC (JA) Ltd & Attorney General

Case Number: 
C.L. 1995/M - 147
Date of Delivery: 
17.09.2004

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF

IN COMMON LAW

SUIT NO. C.L. 1995/M - 147

BETWEEN HORACE MEAD CLAIMANT

AND CIBC (JA.) Ltd FIRST DEFENDANT

ANDGENERAL OF JAMAICA SECOND DEFENDANT

Miss Suzette Wolfe instructed by Crafton Miller & Company for the

claimant

Mr. Kent Gammon instructed by Dunn Cox for the first defendant .

Mr. Peter Wilson instructed by the Director of State Proceedings for

the second defendant

August 31,2004 and September 17,2004

SYKES J (Ag)

C

APPLICATIONS TO STRIKE OUT CLAIM FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION

These are applications by the two defendants to strike out the claim for

damages for false imprisonment made against them by the claimant. Both

defendants are relying on the inherent power of the court to strike out the

action for want of prosecution on the grounds of

(I) inordinate and inexcusable delay;

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