Needham,Herman v The Attorney General Of Jamaica

Case Number: 
C.L. 2000/N037
Date of Delivery: 
10.04.2003

IN COMMON LAW
SUIT NO. C.L. 2000/N037 
BETWEEN HERMAN NEEDHAM PLAINTIFF
A N D THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DEFENDANT
OF JAMAICA
Mr. Ravil Golding for Plaintiff.
Mr. Curtis Cochrane and Miss Nicole Brown for Defendant instructed by
the Director of State Proceedings.
HEARD: gth and loth April. 2003
BROOKS, J.
In this action the Plaintiff claims Damages against the Defendant
pursuant to the Crown Proceedings Act for False Imprisonment and
Malicious Prosecution.
The action arises from a criminal prosecution initiated on the 3rd
September, 1996 when a Constable Mowatt, a member of the Jamaica I
Constabulary Force arrested and charged the Plaintiff for certain offences.
The Plaintiff was acquitted of these charges on 23rd June, 1999 when the
prosecution offered no further evidence against him.
At the commencement of this hearing counsel for the parties informed
the Court that the matter would be dealt with as a contested assessment. ~

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