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  1. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Housing body appeal plan derailed by residents The Housing Authority yesterday abandoned its plan to go straight to the Court of Final Appeal to fight a prior ruling that public housing rent is too high, instead agreeing to challenge the case in the Court of Appeal. Residents who won the July 11 court case objected to the Authority's original appeal plans. Florist ...

  2. Appoint the best judges

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The furore over former Court of Appeal Judge Michael Wong Kin-chow may prove to be a blessing in disguise if it is the catalyst for overdue change in the appointment, training ... that will improve the quality of justice dispensed in our courts. Regarding appointments, seven of the nine members of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission (JORC), whose job it is to make ...

  3. Planning board to appeal harbour ruling

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is understood it has decided to bypass the Court of Appeal and bring the case directly to the Court of Final Appeal. The Town Planning Board wants to reclaim 26 hectares in Wan Chai North. It would ... of the Harbour, which brought the original court case against the reclamation, said he was prepared to go to the Court of Final Appeal for a decisive ruling on how the law should be implemented. 'By ...

  4. Harbour appeal 'a fight for rights'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to the Court of Final Appeal. The member said: 'The problem now is the court's interpretation of the law. If it is explained in a restrictive way as it is now, it will make our future work ... decided to bypass the Court of Appeal and bring the case directly to the Court of Final Appeal so the much-needed bypass designed to ease traffic congestion in Central would not be further ...

  5. Appeals door shuts on Hello Kitty killers

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killing lost a last-ditch attempt to clear their names in the top court. The Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday refused to overturn the manslaughter convictions of Chan Man-lok, 37, and Leung ... and non-permanent judge Henry Litton, unanimously rejected Chan and Leung Wai-lun's final bid to challenge their manslaughter convictions. Mr Justice Bokhary said the Court of Appeal was entitled ...

  6. Three more mainlanders finally win battle for right of abode

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... court's decision on January 10 last year, which ruled against most of the claimants. The Court of Final Appeal ruled then that mainlanders were entitled to permanent residency if they were in Hong ... of Final Appeal judgment in January last year. In a 143-page report, Mr Justice Michael Hartmann ruled in favour of three out of the 22 applicants whose claims the director of immigration had ...

  7. Appeal delays won't cost you, tenants are told

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... directly to the Court of Final Appeal. However, we understand that the [tenants] have refused to adopt this faster and less costly legal procedure,' she said. Her comments underline the likelihood that the authority will take its battle all the way to the Court of Final Appeal if it loses in the Court of Appeal. The Housing Department source said that if rent was cut according ...

  8. Anwar is legally entitled to bail, his lawyers tell appeal

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysia's Court of Appeal yesterday resumed hearings on a bail application filed by jailed former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. He is seeking bail pending the final outcome of his appeal to a higher court against a nine-year sentence for sodomy. Arguing before a panel of three judges, his lawyers said he was entitled to bail by law and that he needed to undergo ...

  9. Swire loses appeal on $4.5b land premium

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... arbitration in 2001. Swire lost and appealed the decision at the High Court, taking its case to the Court of Final Appeal, where it again failed yesterday. The court supported the government's ... Swire Pacific faces paying an estimated HK$4.5 billion to the government after Hong Kong's top court threw out an attempt by the conglomerate to quash a ruling over Taikoo Shing land ...

  10. Justice department to challenge under-age sex ruling

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to refer to argue before the Court of Appeal or even the Court of Final Appeal. Lawyer Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has a similar case to be heard at a magistrate's court, said it would be more ... Court of Appeal rulings handed down in 1993 and 1997 which held that mistaken belief as to the age of the girl was not a defence to the charge but was a matter relevant to sentencing. ...




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