The Hon. Mr. Justice Kissock Laing

Gayle, David v Sol Petroleum Jamaica Limited

Contract - Contract of employment - Whether period of probation was extended - Whether sufficient notice of termination - Whether there is an implied term of trust and confidence in an employment agreement - Whether breach of such as term can override an express contractual term specifying the appropriate period of notice.

Crooks, Nelda v Whitlock, Conroy

Trespass - Who may bring claim - Registered title by description - Construction of descriptive words in context of other evidence. 

Foreign Options Investment v Messado, Jennifer et al

Injunction - Principles to be applied - Applicant registered legal owner – Party against whom injunction is sought is a mortgagee – Payment into court by mortgagor under ‘Marabella principle’ - Exceptions to applicability of the principle

Grant, Owen and Israel Transport and Equipment Company Limited v Hartwell, Herbert and Moodie, Stephen

Insolvency - Procedure for application for receiving order - Whether previous failure to enforce judgment precludes application for receiving order – Whether stale dated judgment can ground application for receiving order - Whether failure to pay debt to single debtor can establish that debtor has ceased to meet liabilities generally as they become due. Conditions for appointment of Government Trustee - The Insolvency Act, 2014

Wong Sam, Dorrett v Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation Inc.

Mortgage – Whether exercise of statutory power of sale is subject to the Limitation of Actions Act
Evidence – Without prejudice communication – Principles - Whether communication containing clear admission of debt excluded
Witness statement – Whether witness who does not identity her purported witness statement may be permitted to give viva voce evidence

Lawrence, Gertude v Lawrence, Joseph

Civil procedure - Consent order - Application to enforce - Whether death of applicant seven months after order a supervening event which undermined or invalidated the basis on which the consent order was entered into Evidence - Determining the underlying assumption or basis on which a consent order was entered into - Whether conduct of respondent in devising property to children by will sufficient evidence to determine the underlying assumption or basis of consent order

St. Catherine Co-operative Credit Union Limited v Rhule Herman et al

Civil Procedure - Application for stay of proceedings - Principles to be applied Mortgage – Whether foreclosure proceedings can be reopened – Whether difference between value of foreclosed property and mortgage debt and/or special value of land to mortgagor sufficient factors.

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