The Hon. Mr. Justice David Batts

Sky High Holding Limited v Gordon, Debbie-Ann

Insolvency Act- Sections 185, 192, 193, 194 and, 201 – Secured creditor- Whether Proof of Claim and/or Proof of Security - Whether Trustee had authority to disallow – Whether Trustee had lawful reason to disallow - Appeal pursuant to section 201(5) - Whether a rehearing – Whether Trustee should bear costs.

Matrix Engineering Works Limited (Owners of the Cabin Cruiser Chaperone) v MV Pedro Alvares Cabraland Sadraco International Sas

Admiralty - Negligence – Whether waves generated by moving vessel caused damage - Whether damage reasonably foreseeable - Whether duty of care- Whether operator of moving vessel in breach of duty of care - Whether damaged vessel moored in unreasonably shallow water - Whether contributory negligence - Measure of damages - Whether total loss - Whether cost of maintaining vessel until trial recoverable - Whether loss of use recoverable for pleasure craft.

Walker, Jeremiah and Maudline Walker v Brown, Dr. Dawkins and Dawgen Media Limited

Interim Injunction – Memorandum of Understanding for sale of majority shareholding – Whether agreement illegal in that it contravenes section 5 of Broadcasting Act- Whether agreement is subject to contract – Whether part-performance – Whether Damages an adequate remedy – Whether undertaking as to damages adequately supported – Whether overall justice of the case supports grant of injunction – Whether status quo to be maintained until trial.

Mystic Mountain Limited (In Receivership and Bankruptcy) v Baghaloo, Wilfred (Receiver manager and former bankruptcy trustee) of Mystic Mountain Limited, in Receiver and Bankruptcy)

Insolvency Act - Claim by Trustee for fees and related matters - Application by Creditors or Inspectors representing creditors to intervene - Preliminary Application to remove Trustee - Creditors’ claims conditionally admitted - Whether Trustee obliged to follow directions of Committee of Inspectors - Whether Inspectors represent majority of Inspectors - Whether meeting of creditors lawfully constituted - Observations on the duty of the Trustee.

Premium Produce Export Limited v Johnson, Lynford George

Lease - Proprietary Estoppel -Tennant constructed permanent structures - Whether lessor obligated to compensate tenant upon termination of the lease - Whether lessee has an equitable interest in the land - Meaning and effect of “tenant’s fixtures”- Whether lessor’s conduct and representations created equitable interest.

Persichilli, Benedetto v Taddeo, Leo and New Era Homes 2000 Limited

Settlement Agreement – Consent Order – Agreed expert required to do several valuations - Whether valuations can be set aside - Whether new expert to be appointed - Whether fraud or collusion alleged or proved - Whether failure to follow material instructions alleged or proved - Whether error or negligence a sufficient basis to set aside valuation unilaterally - Admissibility of expert evidence- Rules 32.12 and 32.13 (2) (a) – Whether an expert’s failure to comply with procedural requirements necessarily renders reports inadmissible in evidence.

Bonus Car Rental and Services Limited v Dunn, Ian

Contempt of Court – Breach of order to return items - Party in breach acting on
advice of attorney-at-law - Whether a defence - Whether a mitigating factor - Purpose
of sanction for “civil” contempt - Appropriate fine - Observations on applicability of
authorities from other jurisdictions.


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