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Wilson, Anthony v McCarthy, Edwards

Civil Procedure - Application to set aside judgment in default of acknowledgment of service – Effect of failure to file form of defence (form 5) and form of application to pay by instalments (form 6) – Whether defendant’s conduct of filing an acknowledgment of service after being served with default judgment amounts to a waiver of irregularity of service of the claim – Whether default judgment was irregularly obtained.

Shirley, Kareen Johnson v Shirley, Courtney George

Matrimonial Property - Property Rights of Spouses Act - Home acquired by one spouse before marriage - One spouse resident overseas but stays at home from time to time - Whether home the family home - Whether there is an application under section 7 (1) to vary the equal share rule - Section 12(2) - Date on which share is to be determined - Subsisting mortgage

Gilroy, Sharlton v Hudson, Fernando

Application to set aside order for sale of land - Rule 11.18 – Whether Judge of Co-ordinate jurisdiction can set aside order of other Judge

Morris, John W. v Radio Jamaica Limited and Johnson, Latoya

Defamation - Meaning of words - Ordinary and natural meaning – Defences –
Justification -Truth - Reynolds Privilege - Public interest- Apology - Mitigation of
Damages - Quantum of Damages- Interest on Damages - Costs - Defamation Act
2013, SS. 12 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 30 - Evidence (Special Measures) Act, 2012 - Cross-
Examination of Journalist by video link



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