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  1. Government faces higher legal costs in stadium dispute

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford The government is facing a higher than usual legal bill because of the 'oppressive litigation' it used in a failed attempt to hold Hong Kong Stadium's former ... punishment, involving the payment of the entire legal bill. Common fund is less severe, and costs on a party-to-party basis is the usual level that a court awards. In March, Mr Justice Stone absolved ...

  2. Government 'should pay all legal costs' in stadium row

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... attempt to hold Hong Kong Stadium's former management firm liable for a defective pitch should result in it footing the entire legal bill, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. ... and would not have wasted any of it with unnecessary legalities. Mr Justice Stone adjourned his ruling. ...

  3. Time to look at allowing class-action lawsuits

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Access to justice is a fundamental right of every Hong Kong person. Sadly, for many, access is not equal. People face being deprived of the right to pursue a legal remedy either because they are neither wealthy enough to afford the cost of going to court nor poor enough to qualify for legal aid, or because the loss is too small to justify the cost of seeking compensation. Such inequity ...

  4. Hot cash flowing in- but is it legal?

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... the border through complex arrangements- some legal, some not. The yuan is not freely convertible into foreign currency in the absence of approval by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. ... at law firm Baker & McKenzie, said foreign exchange controls were complicated and whether such a procedure was against the law had to be viewed on a case-by-case basis. Some Hong Kong bankers ...

  5. Global food scares have tightened controls on HK import procedures

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent scares in the food industry have made many people realise the importance of tight controls and traceability at each stage of the international supply chain. Implementing these measures cannot automatically put a stop to problems such as contaminati ...

  6. Controversial compensation law on detainees approved

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... year. The revised law says that a detainee who is set free can only be compensated by the state when the detention was against procedures or lasted for an excessively long period. A suspect who is eventually found to be innocent but whose detention is no longer than 37 days will not be able to sue the state for compensation. China's Criminal Procedure Law allows police to detain a person ...

  7. Legal test case looms on light pollution

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joyce Ng Flat owners in a luxury Tsim Sha Tsui development are gathering evidence for what might be the first legal campaign in Hong Kong to dim a source of light ... dwindle further unless something was done and she had asked New World to step in and lead the legal campaign. The owners have also commissioned Friends of the Earth to compile an independent ...

  8. Detained Gome chief hires top legal firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... on Wong's request to remove Chen and withdraw the board's ability to issue new shares. Wong also wants shareholders to appoint his sister, Huang Yanhong, and Zou Xiaochun, who is the legal ...

  9. Writ claims HK$4.6m for defective renovation

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A company director is seeking more than HK$4.6 million in compensation from a design company, alleging that it overcharged for the renovation of her luxury home and that the substandard nature of the work meant her family had to pay for alter ...

  10. Small shareholder lays legal battle over Citic Pacific losses to rest

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong The failed legal battle by smaller shareholders of Citic Pacific over the company's huge currency losses in 2008 finally ended yesterday, with the last investor withdrawing ... the cost of hiring lawyers would be prohibitive. Wong said the case should be settled in the Small Claims Tribunal, as the expense of hiring lawyers for a High Court legal battle would higher than ...




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