THE Supreme Court yesterday gave Viralee Latibeaudiere leave to challenge her dismissal as commissioner-general of Tax Administration Jamaica.
Justice Bryan Sykes granted leave for Latibeaudiere to apply for judicial review of the Finance Ministry's decision to terminate her contract.
The trial will be held on October 29 and 30, while the case management hearing is set for September 19.
At the same time, Justice Sykes granted an injunction barring the termination of Latibeaudiere's service as commissioner general, a position she was given after her dismissal as commissioner-general of Tax
The judge also ruled that Latibeaudiere return the $12 million which was given as payment for the termination of her contract.
The rulings came a day after Latibeaudiere's legal team, led by Hugh Wildman, made arguments for leave to apply for judicial review of the decision to terminate her employment.
The application was opposed by the respondents — the Minister of Finance, the financial secretary, the Public Service Commission and the attorney general — which argued that the case wasn't one for
Solicitor General Nicole Foster Pusey, QC, appeared for the respondents.