The Hon. Mr. Justice Dale Palmer

Nigel Jones & Company (a firm) and Nigel Jones v Green, Mekelia

Settlement Agreement – whether agreement binding – parties agreeing to terms of settlement – Defendant signing Settlement agreement but Claimants not signing due to subsequent conduct of the Defendant – Claimants eventually signing but question arising as to whether the agreement is binding – Neither party indicating that they had withdrawn from the agreement – Both parties seeming to act as if there was no longer an agreement – Cost awarded against successful party to the application due to conduct resulting in waste of Court time and unnecessary cost

Bath Plus Limited v Eppley Caribbean Property Fund Limited (Trading as Mall Plaza), Rock Investments Limited and Denise Gallimore

Application for injunction – Whether serious issue to be tried and damages an adequate remedy – Validity of Notices to Quit served – Expired lease with holding over Clause for premises exempt under the Rent Restriction Act – Whether a Landlord had a right after determination of a tenancy for exempted premises can use self-help to retake possession of rental premises.

Graham, Louise v Graham, Angella

Validity of a Will – Whether the testator was unduly influenced to execute his final Will – Whether the testator requested the requisite testamentary capacity at time he prepared his Will

Millar, Suzette and Pryce, Paul v Duncan Bay Development Company Limited and Melrose Finance Company Incorporated

Registration of Titles Act sections 68, 70 and 71 – Whether the Claimants are bona fide purchasers for value without notice of fraud – Whether the Claimants acted in bad faith in failing to investigate prior transfers and adverse acquisition noted on registered title – Restrictive covenant requiring Claimants to apply for building approval through the 1st Defendants – Whether the 1st Defendant can refuse to process the Claimants’ application because of the 2nd Defendant’s allegation that its title was cancelled on a fraudulent application for adverse possession – Adverse possessor sold the

Reid, Damion v Attorney General of Jamaica

Personal Injury – damages for assault and battery – Claimant inured while in custody – Traumatic brain trauma – Neurological damage resulting in weakness to right side and slurred speech – Claiming special damages, loss of income, general damages for pain and suffering and loss of amenities, disability on the labour market, psychiatric injury – Exemplary damages

Guyah, Omar and Brown, Cordella v Drummond, Jack and Lawrence, Winston et al

Evidence – Witness summons and witness summary issued by a party for an opposing party – Validity of witness summons – Application to strike out witness summary – Application to strike out portions of the claimants’ statement of case on the basis that it is a collateral attack on a previous decision of the privy council – Civil Procedure Rules, rules 29.6 (3), 33.2, 33.3(4) and 33.3(5)

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