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(2017) JELR 65548 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. RPC/252/15 ·  23 May 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
GEORGE K. KOOMSON JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
court
application
plaintiff
applicant
jurisdiction
court of appeal
defendant
high court
proceedings
counsel
decision
decision of the supreme court
exparte abodakpi
interlocutory appeal
matter
plaintiff’s counsel
present application
stay of proceedings
accra
attempt
c1
case
chief
ci
civil motion number j5/15/2005
claim
consideration
core issue
cross examination
deaf ears
decision of the court
documents
evidence
exparte daniel kwasi abodakpi
facts
fast track high court
file
grounds
interlocutory appeals
opinion of this court
oral submissions of both counsel
order of stay of proceedings
paragraph 17a of the court of appeal rules
part
respondent
respondent costs
said application
said witness
substantive suit
supreme court

The core issue which I am called upon to adjudicate in this application is as to whether or not this court has jurisdiction to grant a stay of proceedings arising out of an interlocutory appeal filed by the Plaintiff/Applicant in the Court of Appeal.

The Plaintiff/Applicant contends that the court has jurisdiction and therefore pray the court to stay proceedings in the substantive suit, which is a part- heard case pending before this court.

Let me state briefly the facts giving rise to the present application. The Plaintiff/Applicant in an attempt to establish its claim against the Defendant/Respondent herein called PW1. After the said witness had completed his evidence in-chief, counsel for defendant started his cross examination. Plaintiff’s counsel filed an application for leave to tender certain documents. The court ruled on the said application and refused same. The Plaintiff/Applicant therefore lodged an interlocutory appeal against the decision of the court at the Court of Appeal…

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