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Decision in Lady Saw, domestic worker lawsuit May 25

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 5:08 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
Dancehall entertainer Lady Saw.

Dancehall entertainer Lady Saw will know on May 25 if the Court of Appeal will give her the opportunity to appeal a default judgment entered against her in a case brought by domestic worker Dorothy Wilson.

The 60-year-old woman took the entertainer to court after she was severely bitten by several dogs on September 29, 2009.

Lady Saw whose real name is Marion Hall is contending that she was not served with the claim form.

She contends further that she was not the person who employed Wilson to work as a day's worker at the time the incident took place.

Hall claims that she was improperly named as the defendant in the claim form because it was her sister who had hired Wilson.

Wilson stated in court documents that when she was picked up by Hall's sister and taken to their home in Chancery Hall, St Andrew she was attacked and bitten by several of Hall's dogs while walking in the yard.

She says she had to undergo surgery as a result of the injuries.

Wilson who is being represented by attorney-at-law Jacqueline Cummings is contending that Hall failed to provide a safe system of work and was negligent as an employer.

There was no response to the claim and a default judgment was entered in the Supreme Court against Hall.

Assessment of damages has been set for October 14.

When Hall attended the Court of Appeal yesterday, her application was not heard and a date was set for May 25.

She is seeking to apply for an extension of time in which to appeal the default judgment.