The Hon. Mr. Justice David Fraser

Gorstew Limited and Stewart, Gordon v The Contractor General

Claim for judicial review — Whether Contractor-General acted ultra vires Contractor General’s Act in seeking to investigate sale of land — Whether Requisition empowered Contractor-General to investigate prior agreements for the supply of goods and services, disputes in relation thereto and their resolution which led to the sale of land — Effect of non/late disclosure in judicial review proceedings.

Hayles, Lorna v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Breach of statutory duty – Emergency vehicle regulations – Duties owed by other drivers to drivers of emergency vehicles – Duties of drivers of emergency vehicles – Breach of common law duty to drive with reasonable care – Failure to keep a proper look out – Negligence – Breach of duty of care – Damage foreseeable – Special damages to be both pleaded and strictly proved

Mattar, Saed v Salmon, James

Sale of Land – Verbal agreement for sale of land - Whether valid agreement for sale – Whether elements of a valid tenancy agreement as part of sale agreement - Whether sufficient acts of part performance by party – Equitable remedy of specific performance – Circumstances where previous order may be varied or revoked

Menzie, Winston v Ellis, Charmaine and Willis, Tyrone

Burden of proof on claimant to establish that vehicle and driver involved in accident correctly identified and that correct party is before the court based on the principles of vicarious liability and the separate legal personality of a company. Importance of statement being in compliance with rule 29. 4 (2) of the Civil procedure Rules when a witness is illiterate

Rickards, David and McCreath, Andrew v Motta, Constable Cheston and the Attorney General of Jamaica Consolidated with Sterling, Jacqueline et al

Motor vehicle accident – Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur inapplicable where there is evidence of how accident occurred – No case submission where defendant not put to election – Emergency vehicle regulations – Duties owed by other drivers to drivers of emergency vehicles – Duties of drivers of emergency vehicles – Evidence of Accident Reconstruction Experts

Williams, Lamar v Image One Limited

Employer’s Liability – Components of duty of care owed by an employer to an employee – Whether employee contributorily negligent – Quantum of Damages for injuries including electric shock

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