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LADY SAW’S APPEAL HEARING SET FOR MAY 25!

 Entertainer Lady Saw (left) Photo: Paul Henry—-

Deejay Lady Saw’s appeal is now to be heard on May 25. The entertainer is trying to have the Court of Appeal overturn a default judgement in favour of a day’s worker who had to be hospitalised for a month after being mauled by dogs at her upper St Andrew home in 2009.

When Lady Saw appeared in court today, the new date was set. In October 2012, 64-year-old Dorothy Wilson was awarded J$1.5 million with interest by Justice Leighton Pusey during an assessment of damages hearing in the Supreme Court. But the entertainer, whose given name is Marion Hall, in 2013 had the judgement overturned on the grounds that she was not served with documents. Wilson’s legal team had contended that proper service had been made.

The court, in setting aside Wilson’s judgement, had ordered that Lady Saw file her defence in 14 days, which she didn’t. As a result, Wilson went back to court in January 2014 and a default judgement was again awarded in her favour.

In April 2014, Lady Saw filed her notice of appeal against the second default judgement made against her by Justice Audre Lindo.

“The learned [judge] misdirected herself when she made the order in the absence of the defendant,” Lady Saw said in her appeal filed by the law firm DN Ferguson & Associates. The dancehall artist also said in court documents that she was not the true occupier of the premises nor was she the owner of the dogs that attacked Wilson.

Lady Saw

Lady Saw

Wilson was attacked on September 29, 2009 after completing a day’s work at the Chancery Hall, St Andrew residence of Lady Saw. According to Wilson’s witness statement, she was left with over 20 bites when the approximately 10 dogs finally relented. She was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies where she spent five weeks.

Paul Henry

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