2013

Blair, Dolton v The Attorney General for Jamaica

Tort - Negligence - Assault and battery - Whether police acted mailiciously and/or without reasonable and probable cause when discharging firearms - Whether claimant was shot by the police.

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited v Campbell, Enid and Clarke, Marcia

 Easement - Right of way – Way - leave – Electric Lighting Act – Sections 36, 37 – Meaning of curtilage – trespass to land – Acquiescence – C ivil Practice and Procedure – Equitable damages ordered in lieu of permanent mandatory injunction – Date for assessment of value - Date of breach or loss or date of judgment – Civil practice and procedure – Damages – Aggravated damages

Steens, Sylvia v National Commercial Bank of Jamaica Limited

Banker/Client relationship – Whether advice given by employee of defendant – whether advice given in a friendly capacity – whether advisor knew that she was being trusted or that reliance was placed on her skill – whether duty to exercise care imposed on person giving advice – whether defendant vicariously liable

Stewart, Getfield v Stewart, Pearlena

Claim for Division of Matrimonial Property – “Family Home” – The Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Claim for Maintenance of Divorced Wife and Child of the Parties – Principles to be Considered – Maintenance Act.

Small, Nerine v The Director of Public Prosecutions

Renewed Application for Permission to Apply for Judicial Review - Whether Director of Public Prosecution’s decision not to prosecute ultra vires - Circumstances in which permission to review will be granted - Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act - Enforcement of Order of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal.

Simpson-Miller, The Hon. Mrs. ; Pickersgill, Robert et al v The Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions

Constitutional law - Fundamental rights and freedoms - Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters - Request of foreign state for taking of evidence from witnesses in Jamaica - Witnesses refusing to co-operate – Application of central authority for order for witnesses to give evidence on oath - Order granted – Whether order an abuse of process – Whether order breached constitutional rights of witnesses - Right to equitable and humane treatment – Right to be free from discrimination on political grounds - Right to fair hearing – Right to due process - The Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters)

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