Court sets hearing date

THE hearing on the summon to strike out Sun Insurance Company Ltd’s (SUN) motion to seek constitutional redress on the enactment of the Accident Compensation Act 2017 has been set for April 10.

Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma yesterday confirmed in court that the strike out application had been served with the affidavit to the plaintiff.

The court has given Sun Insurance until April 6 to prepare an affidavit in response or objection to the application.

Sun Insurance is seeking relief for the uncompensated deprivation of its property, after the enactment of the Accident Compensation Act in Parliament last year.

Sun Insurance claimed that the repeal of the Motor Vehicle’s Third Party Insurance (CTP) Act 1948 removes the CTP insurance business it had conducted for the past 18 years.

Sun Insurance was represented by Adish Narayan and Julian Moti.

Fiji Court of Appeal judge Justice David Alfred has also instructed both parties to file the needed documents and to comply with the given deadline.