Tag: civil case

Hewitts: UDP committed to pay challenge

Hewitts: UDP committed to pay challenge

| 13/12/2016 | 75 Comments

(CNS): John Gordon Hewitt faces bankruptcy today because of hefty costs the court ordered him to pay following an unsuccessful challenge and appeal against the election of Tara Rivers to a West Bay seat in the 2013 election. But he, his wife and an attorney have all sworn that the UDP had committed to picking up […]

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Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

| 07/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who was dispatched to the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in May 2014 when a group of Cubans was trying to escape is suing The Security Centre because one of its dogs bit her while on duty. In a statement of claim that describes a chaotic situation, as police, prison and immigration […]

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Injured man sues former boss over forklift accident

Injured man sues former boss over forklift accident

| 26/10/2016 | 53 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who fracture his spine and leg in a workplace accident on the Health City Cayman Islands construction site three years ago, when he was knocked off the top of a container by the prongs of a forklift truck, is suing his former employers. Mike McLaughlin (26), who worked as a […]

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Cops retirement discrimination case opens

Cops retirement discrimination case opens

| 26/10/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A class action brought by around a dozen police and former police officers who say the Royal Cayman Islands Police Association discriminated against them due to both age and nationality opened in Grand Court Tuesday before Justice Robin McMillan. Arguing on behalf of the police officers in their human rights challenge, Attorney Jeffrey Jupp said […]

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Local lawyers secure historic $6m pay out in injury claim

Local lawyers secure historic $6m pay out in injury claim

| 31/08/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman court recently made a record-breaking personal injury ruling in a near 20-year-old case to cover the lifetime care costs of the victim, who was only 12 years old when he was involved in a boating incident. The details of the case are under wraps as a result of a court order, […]

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Senior cop reveals troubles at GTPS

Senior cop reveals troubles at GTPS

| 15/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Chief Inspector Frank Owens told the court last week that he was forced to dismiss and transfer a number of police officers when he took over as the head of the George Town Police Station in 2011 and was faced with numerous challenges in the job. Giving evidence in a civil case brought by […]

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Cop accuses senior officer of abuse

Cop accuses senior officer of abuse

| 11/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): More than five years after PC Cardiff Robinson first accused a senior police officer of assaulting him, the young officer described in court Thursday the targeted abuse and bullying he suffered at the hands Chief Inspector Frank Owens. Giving evidence to support a civil claim he filed against Owens, Robinson related two incidents in […]

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Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

| 01/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman who sustained a lacerated bowel during a routine operation to remove a cyst from her ovaries is suing three doctors and the medical centre that employs them for negligence. The local Bodden Town woman, who is 50 years old, was operated on in March 2013 at the George Town hospital by Howard […]

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Customs clerk sues CIG over workplace injuries

Customs clerk sues CIG over workplace injuries

| 11/03/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A customs tally clerk who three years ago suffered two injuries in one day while handling a heavy parcel is suing the Cayman Islands Government. Katherine Phillips filed a suit last month, claiming that she suffered a back injury trying to manoeuvre a heavy parcel from a high shelf and then, while carrying the same […]

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Webb’s former office boss sues CONCACAF in Cayman

Webb’s former office boss sues CONCACAF in Cayman

| 08/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman employed as Head of International Affairs in Jeffrey Webb’s Cayman-based CONCACAF office is suing the regional football association over wrongful dismissal. In a lawsuit filed at the end of December in the Cayman Islands Grand Court, Lerina Bright claims she was forced out of her $100,000 per year job after she was […]

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No win, no fee regime proposed for civil action

No win, no fee regime proposed for civil action

| 05/01/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has released a draft bill and a discussion paper for public consultation on conditional and contingency fee agreements between clients and lawyers in civil action cases, paving the way for a no win, no fee regime. The review by the commission was suggested by the attorney general based on the direction […]

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