Jagdeo ordered to pay Ferguson $20m in libel action – -after failing to file defence

-after failing to file defence


Annette Ferguson

For failing to file his defence on time in a libel action brought against him, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has been ordered to pay former Minister within the Ministry of Communities Annette Ferguson, the sum of $20,000,000.

The judgment which was granted ‘in default of defence’ was handed down by Justice Sandra Kurtzious on March 11th, after Jagdeo failed to file his defence within the time specified in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).