FRANCIS KORANTENG
V.
CROCODILE MATCHETS (GH) LIMITED

(2010) JELR 63760 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: INDL/22/10 ·  9 Jul 2010 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE KWABENA ASUMAN-ADU
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defendant
statement of claim
advice of his counsel
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deponent of the affidavit
director of defendant company
legal issues
libelous expression
nana antwi boasiako
abuse of the process of the court
contents of the reply
contents of the tta
detailed evidence of a technology transfer agreement
detail evidence
detail evidence of alleged procedures
different stages of production
director of the applicant
finished products
following information
image of plaintiff
judicial discretion
law issues
main issue
overall failure of confidence
particularized statement
ralph martindale company ltd
respect of the averments of the applicant
respondent claims
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said paragraphs
spite of his distinguished career
statement of defence
unfair termination of his appointment
unlawful termination

RULING

The Plaintiff/Respondent herein issued out writ of summons against the Defendant/Applicant herein on 1st December 2009 claiming as follows:

1. Damages for:

(i) His unlawful termination or removal as Director of Defendant Company;

(ii) Unfair termination of his appointment as Managing Director of Defendant Company on 19th March 2009;

(iii) The libelous expression on the “overall failure of confidence in your ability to lead back to profitability” which words circulated tend to lower the image of Plaintiff in the estimation of his peers, professional colleagues and the public by an imputation that presents him as incompetent, inefficient in spite of his distinguished career and which words are calculated to bring him into hatred, contempt or ridicule and so diminish the respect and confidence in which he is held.

2. Interest on the claims.

3. Costs.

The Defendant/Applicant entered appearance on 18th January 2010 and went on to file its statement of defence on 1st March 2010. Subsequent t…

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