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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... and raised in Hong Kong as the son of a Filipino maid has lost his bid for permanent residency after the top court dismissed his challenge to an Immigration Department decision. A five-judge Court of Final Appeal panel refused the application unanimously, ruling that neither 17-year-old Joseph Gutierrez nor his family had shown enough evidence that Hong Kong was his permanent home. Gutierrez ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595384/filipino-maids-son-born-and-raised-hong-kong-loses-permanent
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ... parents' daughter [the victim]. It made the case look more unjustified. "Hong Kong is a modern, civilised city and is serious about human rights. We will not tolerate these inhuman acts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Google to appeal against jurisdiction in tycoon's lawsuit

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Thomas Chan

    ... of defamation law Google case tests new area of law Google has been given permission to appeal against a court's ruling that Hong Kong has jurisdiction to hear entertainment tycoon Albert Yeung ... some of Hong Kong's most famous celebrities, wants to sue the US technology giant because the "autocomplete" function of its search engine linked him to triad gangs. He wants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627777/google-appeal-against-jurisdiction-tycoons-lawsuit
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former Sinopec consultant accused of taking HK$600,000 bribe and possessing Ice, Ecstasy

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 02:41pm by Clifford Lo

    ... being charged by Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency. Zhang Guoqiang, 64, was a consultant for Sinopec (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of listed company China Petroleum & ... of possession of poisons. At the time of the alleged offences, the defendant was advising Sinopec (Hong Kong) in relation to its business and affairs, according to the Independent Commission Against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626658/former-sinopec-consultant-accused-taking-hk600000-bribes
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kim Dotcom to wait up to a month for HK$330 million assets judgment

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Month-long wait for Dotcom assets judgment Former Hong Kong resident Kim Dotcom will have to wait up to four weeks to find out if his bid to unfreeze millions ... assets, and that this obligation had been met. He also dismissed claims that the US government was guilty of "hiding the truth" when it sought to freeze Dotcom's assets in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627750/kim-dotcom-wait-month-hk330-million-assets-judgment
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court didn't get full picture in Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's case, his lawyers claim

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Lana Lam

    ... Hong Kong resident Kim Dotcom have accused justice officials of misleading the courts by failing to paint the whole picture when they sought to freeze millions in assets belonging ... seized by Hong Kong customs in January 2012, when officers raided homes and offices linked to his now-defunct Megaupload website where users shared music, films and documents. US prosecutors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627000/court-didnt-get-full-picture-megaupload-founder-kim-dotcoms-case-his
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP ex-chairman Walter Kwok suspected Rafael Hui was a Cheung Kong spy

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by Stuart Lau

    ... he sought employment, the High Court heard yesterday. Walter Kwok thought the man who would later become the city's chief secretary was part of an "attack" by Cheung Kong ... Kwok was very suspicious. He believed Rafael Hui was a spy sent from Cheung Kong. "At that time, in 2003, he thought Cheung Kong was trying to attack us... He thought a lot of our friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1611697/shkp-ex-chairman-walter-kwok-suspected-rafael-hui-was-cheung-kong-spy
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Soothsayer spooked by letter warning of his 'apocalypse', court told

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by CHRIS LAU

    ... of ongoing jury trials available for comment by our readers.  This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court are observed.  Readers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628452/soothsayer-spooked-letter-warning-his-apocalypse-court-told
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Banks to be probed in local pair's money laundering

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Thomas Chan

    ... company, Shun Fat, and opened three accounts with Bank of China (Hong Kong), through which the money was laundered from January 1 to March 3, 2010, the court heard. Chan admitted to police under ... was in great shock when he learned an "astronomical figure" of HK$2.2 billion had been laundered through the accounts. The money included Hong Kong dollars, US dollars and euros. The court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627021/banks-be-probed-local-pairs-money-laundering

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