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Vision 

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

Mission

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

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Lisa Palmer Hamilton

Paradise Consortium Lomited trading as Jungle Fyah v Mason, Franklyn trading as Jungle Fiah

Civil Practice & Procedure – Tort – Passing Off – Whether the Defendant has breached the tort of passing off by using the name ‘Jungle Fiah’ – Elements of Passing Off – Whether the Claimant has established goodwill or reputation in the name “Jungle Fyah” – Whether the Claimant has demonstrated a misrepresentation by the Defendant to the public by using the name ‘Jungle Fiah’ – Whether the Claimant suffered or is likely to suffer damage due to misrepresentation – What remedies, if any, are available to the Claimant - Remedies – Whether the Claimant is entitled to an Order for recovery of

James Morrison, Camla v Sutherland Global Services Jamaica PLC Limited

Civil Practice & Procedure -  Striking out statement of case – No reasonable ground for bringing the claim – Claim is frivolous, vexatious or otherwise an abuse of the process of the Court – Civil Procedure Rules 26.3 (1) – Extension of time to file defence – Application for Interim Injunction

Dayes, Florence v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Civil Practice & Procedure - Negligence – Breach of duty of care – Duty to provide a safe system work – Occupier’s Liability Act – Breach of statutory duty of care – Credibility of witnesses – Contributory negligence – Assessment of damages – Handicap on the labour market

Graham, Carlton v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Civil Practice & Procedure - Defendant not permitted to rely on any witness statement – Undisputed evidence – Quantum of Damages to be awarded – Damages for False Imprisonment – Damages for Malicious Prosecution – Aggravated and Exemplary Damages – Special Damages

Adjudah, Silvera v Attorney General of Jamaica, Ministry of Justice and Renita Mullings Gordon

Civil Practice & Procedure - Striking out statement of case – No reasonable ground for bringing the claim – Claim is frivolous, vexatious or otherwise an abuse of the process of the Court – Civil Procedure Rules 26.3 (1) – Statement of case (Certificate of Truth) – Civil Procedure Rule 3.13 – Defendants not a proper party to the claim – Crown Proceedings Act section 3(5) – Extension of time to file defence – Civil Procedure Rules 10.3 (9) and 26.1 (2) (c) & (v) – Application for default judgment 

Pinnock Brown, Nicola-Ann v Ana Yansy Martinez Watson

Insolvency– Sections 137, 138, 144 and 145 of the Insolvency Act, 2014 – Regulation 49 (2) of the Insolvency Regulations, 2015 – Whether the automatic discharge of a first time bankrupt should be refused – Facts relevant to discharges

Gardener, Deborah v Roberts, Risden, Collette, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Civil Practice and Procedure - Administrative Law – Part 56 of the Civil Procedure Rules – Application for leave to apply for judicial review – Threshold in Sharma v Brown-Antoine and Others – Illegality – Section 125 of The Constitution – Establishing reasonable cause to remove or otherwise discipline – Public Service Regulations, 1961 – Breach of Natural Justice – Unreasonableness/Irrationality – Improper Purposes – Injunction – Part 17 of the Civil Procedure Rules – American Cyanamid Principles – Whether there is a serious issue to be tried – Whether damages would be an adequate remedy f

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