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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529489/jailed-lawmaker-leung-kwok-hung-plans-legal-challenge-over-hair
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal expert calls for increase in city's 'outdated' jury pool

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Eddie Lee

    ... without legal knowledge would not understand the details. The academic also reiterated the commission's recommendation that the categories of persons exempt from jury service should ... Eddie Lee eddie.lee@scmp.com Legal expert says city's outdated and restrictive selection system should be expanded to include people from a wider range of education levels Call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508717/legal-expert-calls-increase-citys-outdated-jury-pool
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice department sued over unpaid bill of HK$6.1m in Carson Yeung case

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Ka-sing for money laundering is suing the government for service fees of HK$6.1 million, a High Court writ shows. FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) said the department left unpaid bills dated as far back as a year ago, "despite repeated requests and demands" from the firm. The bills were for forensic accounting services that the firm provided between October 2012 and November 2013, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562122/justice-department-sued-over-unpaid-bill-hk61m-carson-yeung-case
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... convention. But it does have a legal obligation not to send back refugees who face torture or degrading treatment, under the Convention Against Torture. Refugees whose claims are approved are referred to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for resettlement elsewhere. Vision First is facing a separate defamation action from government contractor International Social Service Hong Kong.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562859/refugee-groups-reach-out-court-deal-settle-defamation-case
  5. News - China - COURTS

    'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:43pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... considered a public service, right up until 10 July last year, and I still do," wrote Humphrey to his son. Humphrey and Yu were detained in Shanghai in July last year while conducting ... to a cellmate." The letter said: "I have been thinking a lot recently about the importance of public service and my own spirit of service throughout my lifetime. In my 18 years of journalism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563060/my-work-china-was-public-good-detained-corporate-sleuth-peter-humphrey
  6. Business - Commodities - COURTS

    Citic Resources sues Qingdao Port for US$108m compensation

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 02:34pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... to deliver the metals. Citic Resources declined to comment on the announcement. Yu Shengping, a vice-minister in Qingdao Port International's legal department, told the South China Morning Post that all parties would have to wait for the result of the criminal investigation before there could be any meaningful progress in the civil action, implying that the legal action taken by Citic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561801/citic-resources-suing-qingdao-port-over-detained-metals
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by DANNY MOK AND CHRIS LAU

    ... two years. While the undeclared import and export of ivory is illegal under the Endangered Species Ordinance, trade remains legal and registered dealers can export ivory dating back to before ... unsure of their legality. Under the ordinance, a person found guilty of trading in or possessing an endangered species without a licence can be fined up to HK$5 million and jailed for up to two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558582/16-jailed-over-hk79m-ivory-haul
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Estate of chef in soccer bets suicide hit with bank demand over HK$2.7m debt

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by CHRIS LAU

    ... the bank is also asking the High Court to consider making the two defendants bear the legal costs of the case. Lau's body was found next to burnt charcoal in his home on June 19. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560111/estate-chef-soccer-bets-suicide-hit-bank-demand-over-hk27m-debt
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Michael Suen tells court he isn't good friends with SHKP's Thomas Chan

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Austin Chiu

    ... with government officials socialising with people in the private sector if they followed the Civil Service Code. Defence counsel Ian Winter QC suggested Suen was quite good friends with his client, Chan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561344/michael-suen-tells-court-he-isnt-good-friends-shkps-thomas-chan
  10. News - World - COURTS

    US federal judge rules against California death penalty

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:21pm by AP

    ... delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair system. The decision on Wednesday by US District Court judge Cormac Carney represents a legal victory for those who want to abolish the death ... punishment to be replaced "with life in prison without the possibility of parole." Carney's ruling came in a legal petition brought by Ernest Dewayne Jones, sentenced to die in 1994 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555646/united-states-federal-judge-rules-against-california-death-penalty

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