Nandlall appeals dismissal of law books defamation case

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has appealed the recent dismissal of his $125 million defamation suit against his successor Basil Williams SC, arguing that the decision was erroneous and misdirected in law.

In the Notice of Appeal to the Full Court which was filed last Friday, Nandlall advanced that Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry erred and misdirected herself in law when she dismissed and/or struck out the Appellant’s/Claimant’s Proceeding on the basis that the Appellant/Claimant failed to comply with a Case Management Timetable.

Nandlall was the claimant in the original proceedings while Williams was listed as the respondent.

The lawsuit stemmed from allegations made by Williams about Nandlall’s acquisition of Commonwealth Law Reports valued in excess of $2M while he served as the Attorney General under the former PPP/C government…..


PM speaking in parliament

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Speaker reprimands opposition MPs for ‘exceptional parliamentary misconduct’

Opposition MPs were yesterday reprimanded by Speaker Dr Barton Scotland for their raucous behaviour on November 2nd, when they staged a protest that drowned out most of President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly.

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