Ricketts, Tychicus v Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica Incorporated

Case Number: 
C.L. 2002/K-054
Date of Delivery: 
10.12.2008

IN THE SIPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

SUIT NO. C.L. 2002/K-054

BETWEEN TYCHICUS RICKETTS CLAIMANT

A N D ALCOA MIATERALS OF

JAMAICA INCORPORATED DEFENDANT

Heard:4th& 5'th March & 10th December, 2008

Appearances

Mrs. M. Taylor- Wright instructed by Taylor- Wright & Company for the Claimant.

Mr. K. Anclerson instructed by Dunn Cox for the Defendant.

Williams, J.

Background

Mr. l'ychicus Riclcctts owns land amounting to approximately one and a half

(1 %) acres ill I)awl<il~sI listrict. Mocl~o.C larencioii. Tllc land ile said was bcing used for

both agricultural and residential purposes. I-Iis property was daniagcd on diverse days

between 1996 and May 1997. I-Ie claims the damage was causcd by activities carried on

by Alcoa Minerals 01 Jamaica Incorporated and General and Compressor Services

Limited on lands adjoi~iii~hgis .

He iilcd suit initially in 1997 with a subsequent suit filed ill 2002.

'I'he matte] was settlcd with Gei~eraCl ompressor Scrviccs Limited and a ~ ~ o t iocSe

discontinuance was filed i l l relation to them.

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