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

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

2020

Blake, Evon v Gleaner Company Ltd.

Application for relief from sanctions – Consideration of rule 26.8 – Effect of non-Compliance with orders – Unless order – Good explanation - Delay.

Gardner, Keith v Ogunsalu, Christopher

Application to set aside Default Judgment - Whether incorrect procedure adopted in applying for default judgment-defamation - Actionable remarks - Defences of merit.

Kerr, Myrtle v Kerr, Patrick

Application for recovery of possession – Equitable estoppel – Licensee - Constructive trust – Beneficial interest – Representation – Reliance – Unconscionable detriment.

Plummer, Phenee Anthony; Fraser, Sean and Denbigh Farms Ltd. v Plummer, John Glen and Plummer, Brian

Companies Act - Sections 174,193, 213 and 213A - Mining lease granted to 1st Defendant’s son - Duty of director – Whether breach of trust - Whether implicit agreement to permit 1st Defendant to make such a decision - Whether 1st Defendant as managing director acted lawfully - Whether duty to disclose - Whether secret profit – Expert report admitted by consent - Whether Defendants entitled to challenge the expert’s methods and findings – Remedies - Measure of damages.

Graham, Caliston v Coast to Coast Quarries Limited, Coast to Coast Concrete Company Limited et al

Company Law – Minority shareholder – Section 213A Companies Act – Civil Practice and Procedure – Rule 15.2 – Defendant’s application for Summary Judgment – Whether Defendant can obtain Summary Judgment against itself – Whether Claimant entitled to a trial – Whether trial of preliminary issue is appropriate - Anton Pillar order improperly executed – Mareva injunction- Whether orders to be set aside – Whether an order for interim payment should be made – Whether interim receiver should be appointed.

Neil, George v The Attorney General of Jamaica, Office of the Utilities Regulation and Spectrum Management Authority

Claim of Public Interest Immunity – Duty of the court to balance competing aspects of the public interest in the administration of justice versus limiting disclosure to preserve national security – Minister’s Certificate should be given significant weight but is not conclusive – Three stage test to determine effectiveness of Certificate, relevance of documents sought to be withheld and whether documents if relevant should not be disclosed to avoid substantial harm to the public interest

Commissioner of Lands v Thomas, Valtiman

Compulsory Land Acquisition – Compensation and Interest paid – Owner of land aggrieved – Reference by the Commissioner of Lands – Land Acquisition Act

Reid, Herbert v Reid, Michelle Neita

Slip rule – Liberty to apply – Ambiguities or clarification – In what circumstances can a perfected order be altered – Set off – Can a court overrule the order of a court of concurrent jurisdiction

McCrae, Elsa v Lindo, Derrick

Dispossession by co-owner - Limitations of Actions Act - Factual possession - What constitutes animus possidendi.

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