Hospital Authority to pay after admitting negligence
The Court of First Instance ordered the Hospital Authority yesterday to make an interim payment of HK$2 million to Tshi Miau-sian, whose baby has been in a vegetative state since being deprived of oxygen during birth at Princess Margaret Hospital in December 2008. The authority has admitted liability for medical negligence, and the court believes the final settlement will be more than HK$4 million.
Merchant acquitted over Jockey Club membership
Seafood merchant Chan Wing-fai, 43, was acquitted in Eastern Court of conspiracy to defraud over an application for membership of the Jockey Club. He had been accused of conspiring with five people by having them dishonestly state that they knew him personally.
No tours to Bangkok until Tuesday at least
Twelve travel agencies would continue the suspension of tours to Bangkok until next Tuesday because of the lingering flood risk, with about 500 people booked on 25 tours affected, the Travel Industry Council said.
Court upholds conviction of failed Legco candidate
The Court of Final Appeal upheld real estate consultant Lam Yi-lai's conviction for making a false report of molestation. The offence took place during Lam's failed bid for a Legco seat in last year's by-elections.