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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish court upholds tax charges against king's sister Cristina

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 03:55am by AFP

    ... judges yesterday dropped a money-laundering case against the king's sister Cristina but upheld tax fraud charges, leaving her still at risk of standing trial in a scandal unprecedented ... Carlos. The judges decided to "partially uphold the appeals … dismissing the proceedings with regard to money-laundering and maintaining the charges of cooperating in tax fraud" against ...

  2. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of justice. China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public ... in legal reform, the Supreme People’s Court said last year it would eliminate the use of torture to extract confessions, stop local officials from interfering in legal decisions and allow judges ...

  3. Business - Commodities - COMPETITION

    US judge rules LME out of case as 'organ' of British government

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:42am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York US judge rules LME out of antitrust litigation case A judge has dismissed London Metal Exchange as a defendant from US antitrust litigation accusing banks and commodity companies of conspiring to drive up aluminium prices by restricting supply, hurting manufacturers and purchasers. In a decision made public on Tuesday, US District Judge Katherine Forrest ...

  4. News - China - COURTS

    China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law, the semi-official China News Service reported. The investigation “fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system, and party members will never ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge needs to further explain grounds for Stephen Chan’s acquittal, appeal court rules

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:36pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Judgment in bribery case involving Stephen Chan to be examined by Court of Appeal Judge must explain acquittal of ex-TVB host A judge who acquitted a former TVB general manager and his assistant of graft charges last year has been ordered by the Court of Appeal to explain his verdict. District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung had acquitted former TVB ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rent fraud pair fail in legal bid to clear names

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 01:10pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Judges dismiss appeal of Mak Chai-kwong and Tsang King-man in HK$70,000 scam, ruling there was no miscarriage of justice at trial Rent fraud pair fail ... With yesterday's judgment, they remain subject to sentences of eight-month jail terms suspended for two years. "We are satisfied that there was no miscarriage of justice," a three-judge panel, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 48

    Court dismisses Occupy bid to appeal Mong Kok clearance injunction

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:25pm by JULIE CHU

    ... to appeal against an injunction which allows police to assist bailiffs to clear the movement’s Mong Kok site. The two judges also refused Dominic Fok Wai-pong’s request to stay the injunction. ... damages to ask for an injunction in a public area. High Court Chief Judge Andrew Cheung Kui-nung and Court of Appeal Vice-President Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon said they found the trial judge ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson stays silent and out of sight

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by WASHPOST

    ... earlier, in an arrest that won him a Ferguson city commendation. Now Wilson just had to recount the story to a judge. The players took their places for just one in a series of rapid-fire hearings. A few minutes passed. The judge called the lawyers into whispering range, and soon it became clear: Wilson was not going to show, his absence emblematic of a remarkable period in which ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - FIFA

    Fifa to hold fresh review into investigation of alleged World Cup bid corruption

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:28am

    ... Garcia, who led an 18-month probe into the controversial campaigns of Russia and Qatar, and German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. The two have been at loggerheads over how much of the report should ... findings and declared that he would appeal against the actions of Fifa’s ethics judge. The Fifa leadership has also faced widespread pressure to allow the full publication of the investigation. ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... "When one stands back and looks at the system in place, it is understandable why it has been criticised by both applicants and objectors alike," the judge said in a recent judgment in which he granted a judicial review to Philippe Orrico and Nomad Restaurant Management against a decision by the appeals board. Since becoming a High Court judge in September last year, Zervos has ...




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