By Grace Q. Bryant
Judge Kennedy Peabody is expected to rule today in the Unity Party’s (UP) US$ 180,000 rent liability arrear case at the Civil Law Court.
His decision comes after argument on Wednesday, November 10 when the UP’s legal team admitted owing the plaintiff, saying they have no intention to challenge the ownership of the property.
The legal team also prayed the court for time so as to make the appropriate leave from the subject property if the ongoing negotiations do not succeed.
But thr plaintiff’s lawyers resisted noting that the respondent’s account to the court is an admission consistent with Chapters 25,Section 25.8 of civil Procedure Law.
Plaintiff Worjoloh McClain Enterprise alleged that the amount in question owned by the party through its Chairperson Amin Modad representing the period commencing from July 1, 2018 up to and including July 30, 2021 is at the rate US$ 60,000 per annum.
The plaintiff’s legal team further that the lease agreement entered into by the petitioner and the respondent, the Unity Party was for a period of one year commencing June 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 and having expired on July 31 2018 and the respondent continues to occupy said property amount to wrongful withholding of petitioner’s property.
“The law in this jurisdiction for wrongful withholding of another’s property is subject to damages and therefore the court is requested to hold the respondent liable to the petitioner for damages in the amount of US$ 250,000.00,” Cllr Reeves added.