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Case management hearing in JPS class action suit

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2013 | 12:22 PM

A case management hearing is scheduled for this afternoon as the court prepares to hear the appeal against the Supreme Court ruling in the class action suit brought by a group of people against the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).



The matter is to be heard in chambers.



The Government is challenging the July 2011 order by Justice Bryan Sykes who ruled that the energy minister does not have the power to grant an exclusive licence to the JPS.



Justice Sykes further ruled that the JPS licence was invalid.



The light and power company has also filed an appeal.



In its appeal, the government is contending, among other things, that Justice Sykes erred in his ruling.



The government is maintaining that the law gives the minister the power to grant an exclusive licence.



It is seeking an order to set aside the ruling by Justice Sykes and to get an order that the JPS licence is valid.



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