A few Civil Court matters were called before the Chief Justice Patrick Keane at the High Court in Avarua on Friday.
The matter of Wilkie
Rasmussen v Rio Teika and others has been adjourned to a call over to October
Lawyer Lavi Rokika
said the plaintiff had anticipated that they would be able to hear this
application in the November session. However, this was disagreed by Crown Law.
Rokoika said they
filed a joint memorandum on May 23.
They identified the
issues to be resolved on a pre-trial timetable.
She said their
position was that it is just a question of law.
She said as a way
forward the plaintiff would like to have the matter heard in the November
However, Crown Law's senior prosecutor Georgina Rood said it was impossible that the matter would be ready for trial.
She said if the
matter was to go for trial they would need to complete the disclosures, and
exchange of witness affidavits.
She said the proposed
timetable from the defendants was affidavits to be filed and served September
In the matter of
Eileen Story v Zane Penno, lawyer Tim Arnold said payments continued to be made
by Mr Penno. The matter has been adjourned to October 20.
In the case of Ruth Pokura v Anner Herman and Attorney General – a breach of contract claim, plaintiff’s lawyer Rokoika said they wish to have the matter heard as soon as possible- looking at the November session.
CJ Keane said the
November session was full. And they were looking at March at the earliest. A
date is yet to be agreed.
The matter of land
Holdings and Tera Simona has been adjourned to October 20.
And the case of
Bluescope Lyasght (Fiji) Ltd v Puna John Vano has also been adjourned to