Ruby Matthews v Doris Matthews

Case Number: 
CL M 037/2002
Date of Delivery: 
23.04.2004

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN COMMON LAW

SUIT NO. CL M 03712002

BETWEEN RUBY MATTHEWS CLAIMANT

AND DORIS MATTHEWS DEFENDANT

Mr. Leroy Equiano and Miss Simone Jarrett instructed by Kingston Legal Aid

Clinic for Plaintiff.

Mr. Leslie Campbell and Mrs. Suzette Campbell instructed by Campbell and

Campbell for Defendant.

Heard: znd. 3rd, 2oth February, 23rd March & 23rd April 2004

Sinclair-Haynes, J. (Ad

-Facts

The Claimant, Ruby Matthews, is the sister of the Defendant, Doris

Matthews. On the 1" December 1971 they, with .their sister Vinnette Berry

acquired premises situated at 20 North Drive, Hampton Green, Spanish Town as

tenants in common. At the time of the acquisition they all resided in the United

States of America (U.S.A.) The property was purchased by way of mortgage from

Bank of Nova Scotia (B.N.S.) which was discharged by 1975.

Whilst the sisters resided in the U.S.A. the property was managed by Austin

Williamson, then paramour of Ruby. His daughter, Myra succeeded him as agent

when he became ill.

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