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  1. Whose fault is it?

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Carmen Li, Carmen Liu Ka-Man

    ... to maintain control over its people. Whether this is good or not depends on how courts interpret the strict rules and regulations. For example, it is illegal to disrupt the peace. But the judge should ...

  2. Judge won't step down over remarks

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The government prosecutor in the Tuen Mun bus tragedy trial yesterday called for the judge to withdraw from the proceedings over comments he made at a conference last weekend. But Deputy District Judge Ian Thomas said his comments were of a social nature and did not affect the case. The prosecution was expected to renew its application for a recusal ...

  3. Judge condemns food poisoner's 'act of terror'

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Appeal court throws out some charges but retains jail term for 'HK bin Laden' Appeal court judges yesterday threw out some of the charges against ... aggrieve or annoy, to which Ma had pleaded guilty in 2002. Chief Judge Mr Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said that although Ma had pleaded guilty he had done so on the basis that he did not intend ...

  4. Board maker demurs on damages

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China National Building Material (CNBM) yesterday refused to commit to paying US$2.6 million in damages ordered by a United States judge to seven US households for defective plasterboard in their homes. The company's subsidiary, Taishan Gypsum, is one of the largest exporters of Chinese plasterboard to the US and was the defendant in a US trial presided over by Judge ...

  5. Questions raised by conflicting judgments

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A routine court case about industrial safety would not normally excite much interest except among the parties concerned. But a case in which a High Court judge handed down conflicting ... before that happened. And the judgment, when it came, disallowed the appeal. The appellant's lawyer promptly wrote to the judge about the apparent contradiction. The same day, Justice Pang ...

  6. Community service for man who killed jaywalker while speeding

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... causing death, to which he pleaded not guilty. That charge was dismissed after Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng inspected the scene of the accident and said it was not a proper place to cross the road. The judge ruled that the defects of the car- a modified exhaust pipe and windscreen- were not connected with Cheung's death. He also found no evidence that the amount of alcohol ...

  7. Trust eludes an improving legal system

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Mainland judges are now better trained but lawyers say improprieties remain, writes Toh Han Shih The Chinese legal system is steadily improving but remains tainted by political influence, ... of impropriety persist. Foreign companies and individuals involved in civil litigation in China often gained a fair hearing, said Renee Gu Renfang, a former High Court judge in Shanghai and now a lawyer ...

  8. Ocean Grand chief, partners jailed for 'elaborate' HK$180m frauds

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... involving HK$180 million. Judge Kevin Browne said the term was inadequate and failed to reflect the seriousness of Yip's offences, in which he cheated the listed aluminium and chemicals company using fake and overpriced purchase orders for metal-processing machinery. The judge said Yip (pictured) was fortunate his case was dealt with in the District Court. Yip, 51, was convicted of two ...

  9. Appeal court more than doubles jail term of driver who killed pedestrian

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Joyce Man

    ... hit Ung Kuan-pui and his domestic helper on a zebra crossing in Po Shing Street, Sha Tin, on May 21. Ung died from head injuries, while the helper suffered minor injuries. Acting Chief Judge ... but lost control. Xu was declared dead on arrival at hospital, while her son suffered a fractured pelvis and limbs, lung contusion and an injured kidney. Deputy Judge Bina Chainrai adjourned ...

  10. Driver cleared of dangerous driving over death

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to two counts of using a defective vehicle. Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng, who had inspected the scene of the accident, said yesterday he acquitted the defendant of the dangerous-driving charge because it was not a proper place to cross the road. The judge said he found no evidence that the amount of alcohol consumed by the defendant had impaired his driving. The defence counsel ...




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