KOFI SALIA
V.
LATEX FOAM RUBBER PRODUCTS LIMITED

(2010) JELR 65634 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO.RPC/50/10 ·  29 Oct 2010 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ANGELINA MENSAH-HOMIAH (MRS.) JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
evidence
defendant company
mr. walid
advertising bill boards
bill boards
burden of persuasion
cross-examination
general damages
plaintiff’s consent
defendant’s case
evidence act
final product
material witness
mutual agreement
sufficient evidence
use of his photograph
various sponsorships
call material witness
civil suit
commercial basis
defendant’s assertion
defendant’s company
effect of the failure
evidence exhibits c
existence of the fact
following part of the cross-examination
further states
ghana cedis
intentional torts
live coverage
main issue
name mr. walid
obligation of a party
pictures of the plaintiff
plaintiff’s case
plaintiff’s claim
plaintiff’s employment
plaintiff’s photographic image
plaintiff’s pictures
purposes of this decree
record shows
required burden of proof
showing of a compelling state interest
standard of prove
state’s civil code section
such person’s prior consent
united states of america
use of the plaintiff

JUDGMENT

The plaintiff caused a writ of summons to be issued from this court claiming these reliefs:

(a) Compensation of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 10,000.00) for using his photograph to advertise its products without his consent and concurrence.

(b) General damages.

The Plaintiff’s case is that he is a professional body builder and was also employed as a security man in the Defendant’s company until 2nd March 2009 when his appointment was terminated. Prior to the termination of his appointment, the Plaintiff said the company erected bill boards throughout the country’s roads depicting his picture in a near naked manner to advertise its products. According to the Plaintiff, this act did not form part of his employment contract. He also contended that this act was done on Commercial basis for profit and has caused him so much discomfort and embarrassment. In addition to the advertising bill boards, it is the Plaintiff’s claim that the defendant company printed ‘T’ shirts and inscribed h…

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