The Hon. Mr. Justice Kirk Anderson

Williams, Nadine v Francis, Rachel; Waysome, Leemon et al

Application for order requiring 1st defendant to provide information previously requested – Whether such an order should be made – Whether such an order is necessary in order to dispose fairly of the claim or to save costs - Application for order requiring the claimant to give security for costs – Interests of justice – Other pertinent considerations – Averments as to claimant ordinarily residing out of this jurisdiction – Averments as to claimant not being known to the 1st defendant’s attorney as having assets within this jurisdiction – Weight of some of the averments made – Whether applic

Cobourne, Glen v Coubourne, Marlene

Claim for marital property – Adverse possession – Owners of property own same as tenants-in-common – Whether claimant had possessed property in circumstances excluding the defendant from possession – Presumption of possession in favour of both title holders – Application for an extension of time under Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Factors to be considered by court upon application for an extension of time to apply to court for division of property.

Nish, Derron v The Commissioner of Police

Judicial review – Reviewing the hearing process of an inferior tribunal – Duty to act fairly – What is fairness – Nature of duty to particularize grounds of claim – Certiorari – Legitimate expectation – Natural justice.

VIP Home for the Aged Limited v Pryce, Maxine

 

Judgment entered in default of acknowledgement of service – Application to set aside default judgment – Whether application to set aside default judgment was filed as soon as was reasonably practicable – Failure of defendant to challenge ex parte order for service out of the jurisdiction – Mere exhibiting of draft defence and reference to the contents thereof by an attorney, is inadequate – Disputed facts.

Austin, Dale v The Public Service Commission and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Unless order - Striking out of defendant's statement of case - Whether defendants whose case has been struck out can participate in assessment of damages hearing - To whom extent can the defendants whose case has been struck out participate in an assessment of damages hearing - Fundamental rights of defendant - Proportionality of restriction on defendant's rights to objective of striking out the defendant's statement of case.

Lyn's Funeral Home v Fearon, Paul

Application to set aside default judgment - Whether or not default judgment was regularly obtained - Whether applicant can plead inconsistent alternative grounds in support of application - Whether to serve accompanying documents along with the claim form and particulars of claim renders the claims a nullity - How to properly dispute the Court's jurisdiction to try the claim.

Cameron, Mervin v Attorney General of Jamaica No. 2

Constitutional law – Violation of right to trial within a reasonable time – Order for constitutional damages as compensation – Components and level of compensation – Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, Sections 14 (3) time at which it is most appropriate for assessment to be undertaken

Grant-Nelson, Sharon Naomi v Nelson, Naburn

Trial - Family law - Division of propert post separation - Equity - Inapplicability of  Property (Rights of Spouses) Act - Presumption arising from having name on title - Alleged pooling of parties' funds - No evidence of childrens' dates of birth - Insufficient evidence of the parties as to maintenance of children - Burden of proof - Whether Limitation of Actions Act is applicable.

Minott, Robert v South East Regional Health Authority et al

CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FOR NEGLIGENCE – CLAIM FOR HANDICAP ON THE LABOUR MARKET – CLAIM FOR LOSS OF FUTURE EARNINGS – MULTIPLIER/MULTIPLICAND APPROACH – LUMP SUM APPROACH – DISTINCTION BETWEEN A CLAIM FOR LOSS OF FUTURE EARNINGS AND A LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY – HANDICAP ON THE LABOUR MARKET – GENERAL DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING AND LOSS OF AMENITIES – CLAIMANT WAS A WELDER – CLAIMANT’S LEG WAS AMPUTATED DUE TO THE CROWN’S NEGLIGENCE – LOSS OF EARNINGS UP UNTIL DATE OF TRIAL TO BE TREATED AS AN ITEM OF SPECIAL DAMAGES – LOSS OF EARNINGS EXPECTED AFTER TRIAL TO BE TREATED AS AN ITEM OF GENERAL

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