LUIGI MARTINIS
V.
OUMAROU KANAZOE

(2017) JELR 65466 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. AC 676/2015 ·  16 Jan 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ERIC K. BAFFOUR ESQ. JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
amended witness statement
court
paragraphs
evidence
amended witness statement of plaintiff
witness statement
objections
ama opoku amponsah
case of the defendant
exercise of its discretion
fact
learned counsel
oumarou kanazoe
oumarou kanazou
phrase
bare claim
biggest problem of defendant
civil procedure
claim
commencement of the case management conference
consideration of the amended witness statement of plaintiff
contract of employment
contractual relationship
defendant calls
eu delegation
fetish of this point
high court
introduction of the phrase
issue of paragraph
material changes
new paragraphs
objection of defendant
original statement
original witness statement of plaintiff
proposed amended statement
proposed amendment
purposes of convenience
repetition of paragraphs
repetitions of paragraphs
restoration of the original paragraph
rigid rules
se eu letter
senior staff
specific period
such evidence
summary form of the material facts
supplementary witness statement

On the 2/11/16 the court granted a motion on notice by the plaintiff to amend its witness statement; notwithstanding same having been opposed by the learned counsel for the defendant, Ama Opoku Amponsah (Mrs.) At the commencement of the Case Management Conference and when it came for the consideration of the amended witness statement of plaintiff, the amended witness statement filed has been met with a hydra headed objections on numerous aspects.

I proceed to set out each of these objections raised and follow that with my ruling on each of the objections:

First the defendant complains that the amended witness statement of plaintiff has introduced subtitles and subheadings which were not part of the proposed supplementary witness statement. Defendant cites paragraphs 5, 11, 11(j), 11(k), 12, 14, 17, 22, 31, 40, 41, 43, 44 and 54 of the amended witness statement. Defendant calls for the court to expunge those subheadings as long as they were not contained in the proposed amended statement…

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