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Timis Mining Corporation versus Dawnus …

Judge refuses to lift injunction

August 21, 2015 By Jariatu S. Bangura

Presiding Judge at the Fast Track Commercial Court, Justice Sengu Koroma yesterday denied pleas by lawyers representing Dawnus Sierra Leone Limited to lift an injunction he had slammed against them on 12 August, 2015 which expired on 19 August.

The said injunction restrains Dawnus from moving their mining equipment within or outside the country.

Plaintiff lawyer Abdul Karim Kamara requested enough time to enable him reply the opposing side as he had received affidavit they filed few minutes prior to the start of proceedings, and could not submit an immediate reply.

But lawyer for the defendant, Ibrahim Sorie, said there was not enough time for them to serve the plaintiff through their lawyer on time as the order was made last week while they received it on Monday, 17 August.

He said the period of time requested by the plaintiff to enable him reply would affect operations by the defendant as they service clients who require them to move their equipment to other locations around the country, which the injunction has essentially grounded.

Yet his colleague, A.K. Kamara said he appreciated the concerns raised, but could not reply as the document was very voluminous, thus asking for at least a week to respond. He also pleaded with the judge to allow the defendants to at least move their equipment within the country.

Meanwhile, Justice Sengu Koroma noted that the injunction only restrained the defendant from moving their equipment and not providing service to their clients.

He adjourned the matter to 26 August, 2015.

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