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

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

2020

Taylor, Debbie-Ann v Allen, Cynthia and Allen, Lenar

Civil Procedure - Application to set aside judgment entered after statements of case struck out - Whether CPR 26.6 is applicable to a judgment entered by the court after non-compliance with an unless order for attendance at adjourned Case Management Conference - CPR 26.8 - Application for relief from sanctions - Whether application complete without filing of affidavit evidence - Effective date of making of application – Whether application for relief was promptly made.

National Recovery Limited v Attorney General of Jamaica

Civil procedure – Application for permission to amend statement of case – Whether claims to seek damages for breach of contract, and alternatively, damages on a quantum meruit basis amount to new causes of action – Whether additional claims are statute barred – Rules 20.4 and 20.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, as amended.

Miller, Lloyd and Duncan, Phillip v Ferron, Laurie (Trading as Pyramid Design Consultants)

Contract – Breach – Whether contractors completed work required by the contract
Civil Procedure – Disclosure - Consequences of failure to disclose directly relevant documents - Whether adverse inference can be drawn against party who has failed to disclose directly relevant documents Evidence – Whether pre-action admission in writing by counsel admissible

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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