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The Hon. Mrs. Justice Sonya Wint-Blair

Harrison, Joy Patricia v The Council fo the Caribbean Maritime University

Application for leave for judicial review - Nature of the application for leave -
Burden of proof - Standard of proof - Whether private law contract being
pursued as public law matter – Whether impugned decision amenable to
judicial review - Who is a public officer – Private law right derived from statute
distinct from private law right derived from contract - Leave refused
application to be treated as ordinary claim.

Paulwell, Phillip and Peter Bunting v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitutional Law - Constitutional Amendment to increase retirement age of the Director of Public Prosecutions – Whether the impugned Act is inconsistent with the supremacy clause and void – Whether the impugned Act amended the Constitution – Whether section 2 of the impugned Act may be struck down on the grounds of improper purpose as unconstitutional– Whether the impugned Act may be struck down for contravening the principle of separation of powers – Whether section 2 of the impugned Act has the effect of circumventing the constitutionally mandated process for the extension of the term i

Johnson, Bronton v The Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General of Jamaica

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – The Constitution of Jamaica – The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, sections 13(2), 13(3)(a), 13(3)(p), 13(3)(j), 14, 16(5), 18, 19 and 49 – Whether sections 5, 8, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 25 of the DNA Evidence Act breach the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under sections 13(3)(a), 13(3)(j), 14 and 16(5) of the Charter – Whether any breach of the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Charter are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society – Part 56, CPR.

Tenn, William v Marriot, Andrew

Default judgment - Whether default judgment was regularly obtained - Whether there is a real prospect of success - Recovery of rent and possession – Burden of Proof Civil Procedure Rules 12. 4, 12. 5 & 13.3, 13.4.

Black, Maureen v Advantage General Insurance Company Limited

Insurance – Whether Striking out or Summary Judgment – Motor vehicle collision – Release and discharge executed not honoured – Fraudulent misrepresentation alleged by insurer – Burden of proof – Whether Accord and Satisfaction – Whether Breach of contract with claimant  - Civil Procedure Rules 10.5(1),(4),(5), 15.2(b), 26.3(1)(a),(c),(d) & 74.4 Motor Vehicle (Third Party Risks) Act, sections 4,8 & 18

James, Oswald v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitution – What is a judgment -- Retirement of Judge of Appeal  Whether tenure of Judge of Appeal was extended - Whether judgment delivered is a nullity - Breach of right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial court established by law - Damages
Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council 1962, Section 106, The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, section 16(1), The Gazette Act, The Interpretation Act



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