TSTT employee wins lawsuit against company after accident

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.

COSTAATT student loses exam lawsuit

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.

Woman, daughter-in-law sue State for squatting rights

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.

Yorke denies deal with Chatelal

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.

Neval sues Yorke for $250,000

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.

Plot suspect to sue state

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.

Man threatens to sue after fall from party boat

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.

Surgeon should help pay $18 million medical lawsuit

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.