A TSTT employee, who was seriously injured in a car accident due to faulty brakes on the company's vehicle, has scored a minor legal victory in his lengthy legal battle for compensation.
Delivering an oral ruling at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, earlier this week, Appellate judge Prakash Moosai dismissed an application from the State-controlled company to temporarily set aside the assessment of compensation due to Jason Balbosa.
A College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) student’s attempt to have himself reinstated for a crucial examination for his degree has been dismissed in the Port-of-Spain High Court.
Justice Frank Seepersad ruled in favour of the tertiary institution, stating that Jamieyel Pantor, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiography, failed to provide enough of an argument to overturn the school’s decision.
A woman and her daughter-in-law have commenced their lawsuit against the State over a move to demolish their homes in a squatting community in Valencia last year.
Ashiminee Joseph and her daughter-in-law Annessa Maharaj both took the witness stand before Justice Frank Seepersad at the start of their trial in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.
In their lawsuit, the relatives are relying on the State Suits Limitation Ordinance, which protects squatters from being deposed of land once they have been living unimpeded on it for 30 years.
Former T&T and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke yesterday denied he entered into any contract with Chutney Monarch Neval Chatelal to loan him money to pay off a debt following his Island Vibe fete last year. In fact, Yorke dismissed the story, adding he is also not broke.
"As far as I'm concerned that matter is closed, so there's no issue on what was reported in the media... There is no fact to it, there's no contractual agreement that's for sure. I have never signed a form or paper or anything," Yorke said during a tour of the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.
Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was served legal documents before his Seas the Moment fete in Tobago on Saturday, as current Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal has sued him in an effort to recover $250,000 which was lent to Yorke last year.
Chatelal has been pleading unsuccessfully since May last year with Yorke to pay him back the $250,000, according to documents filed in the San Fernando High Court on Thursday.
Clint Rivers, one of the five people released by police on Thursday after being held for six days in connection with a terror threat on Carnival 2018, will be pursuing legal action.
This was disclosed yesterday by his attorney Wayne Sturge at the San Fernando High Court, where the habeas corpus writ was declared spent as Rivers was released. Justice Ricky Rahim, however, ordered that the state pay legal costs.
A man from south Trinidad, who fell overboard during a boat cruise and had to be rescued by the T&T Coast Guard, is now threatening to sue the boat’s operator for negligence.
In pre-action protocol letter sent to Asha Francis of Top Cat Cruises yesterday, which was obtained by the T&T Guardian, lawyers representing Sona Bissoon are alleging the company breached its duty of care to him by failing to ensure his safety.
According to the letter, the incident occurred when Bissoon and his friends were attending “Waist’d 2017 Boat Cruise” on October 13, 2017.
A private medical institution is seeking to have the surgeon, who operated on the husband of former finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira, pay a percentage of the $18 million medical negligence judgment over his death.
Lawyers representing Gulf View Medical Centre yesterday presented submissions in its appeal over the decision of High Court Judge Frank Seepersad to dismiss its case against urologist Dr Lester Goetz in November, last year.