Vision 

A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.

Mission

To provide sound, timely judgments and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Kirk Anderson

Lewis, Neil v Baker, Astley

Negligence - Contributory negligence - Overtaking of vehicle - Turning into path of oncoming vehicle - Denial of allegation - Need to put forward reasons for denial - Failure to put own version of allegation which has been denied.

Bennett, Hugh & Bennett, Jacqueline v Williams, Michael

Application for extension of time to file defence - Need to also obtain extension of time to file acknowledgement of service - Neglect of attorney in failing to file defence in time - Failure of applicant to offer any explanation for failure to file acknowledgement of service - Filing of counterclaim and ancillary claim - 'Ancillary claim' defined in rules of court as including 'counterclaim' - Factors to be considered by Court in deciding whether to grant an extension of time for filing of defence - Length of delay - Reasons for delay - Prejudice of claimant - Whether proposed defence has

Myles, Radcliffe (Claiming on behalf of the estate of Winston Myles) v Attorney General of Jamaica

Assault - Battery - False imprisonment - Malicious prosecution - Failure of defence to lead any evidence - Application during trial to strike out defence - Effect of failure of defence to leand any evidence during trial - What constitutes assault - Need to prove loss and/or damage in claim for damages for malicious prosecution - Claim for exemplary damages - Consideration of hearsay evidence during trial - Summary judgment - Prima facie case not be be equated with proven case.

 

Malcolm, Vilma Wilson v Malcolm, Junior Washington

 

 Application under property rights of spouses act - Partition act application – Applications for division of matrimonial property – Failure to deny allegation in claimant’s statement of case – Failure to provide reasons for putting claimant to proof of allegation – How to make application in relation to section 7 of prosa – Effect of failure to make application in relation to section 7 of PROSA - Applicability of presumption of equal division – Section 6 of PROSA – Division of personal property items – Section 14 of PROSA.

Jamaica Edible Oils & Fats Company Ltd. v M.S.A. Tire (Jamaica) Limited

Application for committal for contempt of court – Service of court orders allegedly breached – Failure to comply with Rule 53.3 of the C.P.R. – Effect of failure to comply with Rule 53.3 of the C.P.R. – Need to prove intentional or willful disobedience of a court order – What constitutes intentional or willful disobedience of a court order.

McLean, Gloria v The Administrator General of Jamaica

Application for appointment of representative of deceased’s estate as defendant to claim – Section 12 of Administrator General’s Act – Rules 21.1, 21.2 and 21.7 of C.P.RR. – Interlocutory appeal – Leave to appeal.

Beckford, Clifton v Blackwood, Winston

 Negligence – Admission of negligence – No admission as to damage or loss – No admission of causation – Whether court should enter judgment on admission – Whether court should enter summary judgment even though same was not applied for.

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