The Hon. Mr. Justice Kirk Anderson

Hyde, Victor v E Phil & Sons A S Ltd. and the Attorney General of Jamaica Consolidated with Stewart, Mitsy v E Phil & Son A S Ltd. and the Attorney General of Jamaica

Court's consideration as to whether it should make a striking out order on its own inititative - Distinction between application to strike out on ground that statement of case of defendant discloses no reasonable basis for defendint the claim and an application for summary judgment on ground that defence has no realistic prospect of success - Summary judgment cannot be obtained against the crown - Striking out order only to be made in plain and obvious cases


Spence, Clynice v Wint-Blair, Her Honour Mr. Sonya

Judicial review – Application for certiorari and mandamus – Issue of bias – Actual bias – Real likelihood of bias – Presumptive bias – Waiver of bias – Whether magistrate obliged to preside over case in circumstance where bias waived by disputing litigants – Basis upon which exercise of judicial discretion can be successfully challenged in judicial review proceedings

Michel, Stanley Gabriel Marzo v Banton, Bonnetta and Reid, Desroy

Application for interim payment - Application for summary judgment - Contested issues of fact between opposing defendants who have counterclaimed against each other - Contested issues of fact between defendants and claimant - Legal principles to be applied.


National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited and Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation Inc. v Scotia Bank Jamaica Trust and Merchang Bank Ltd.

Whether person, by signing letter purporting to “confirm his agreement” to terms of letter allegedly giving undertaking, is to be considered as having given undertaking - Whether unilateral contract may be effected in such manner - Whether consideration supplied or whether privity of contract established - Whether circumstances of particular relationship may give rise to duty of care - Whether representation of present fact intended to be acted upon and which is acted upon by another party may amount to a warranty and give rise to liability in damages - Expert evidence under the CPR.

Northover, Kaon and Jsa K Ann v Lawrence, Minett

Injunction - Proposed extension of freezing injunction earlier granted byCourt in favour of claimants - Application for ex parte disclosure order made by Court to be set - Explanation of what is an exparte hearing - Distinction between ex parte and inter partes hearing - Disclosure order - Application to set aside disclosure order - Definititon of relevant property or assets. 

Griffiths, Reverend Dr. Ralph v Attorney General of Jamaica; Nelson, Constable and The Transport Authority

Negligence - Whether duty of cared owed - Whether breach of duty of care has occurred - Whether claim for 'pure economic loss' can be maintained in respect of torn of negligence - Detinue - Whether unlawful seizure of motor vehicle occurred - Wlements of tort of detinue - need to prove unequivocal demand - Need to prove unqualified refusal - Proof of special damages - Whether transport authority functions as a crown servant or agent - Party to be sued in claims wherein alleged tortfeasors allegedly functioning as a crown servant or agent when tort was committed.




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