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  1. New plan on legal aid for middle class

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme and Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme are too narrow and inflexible to meet the needs of middle-income people wanting to take court action. It recommends the government set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600015/new-plan-legal-aid-middle-class
  2. For the sake of the middle class

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... in terms of management fees, meaning the middle class usually cannot afford to use them to avoid estate duty. As a result, they end up bearing the burden of the tax. The well-off have the resources ... $7.5 million and $20 million. Most cases in which estate duty is payable arise from the middle class- families who have worked hard to amass a legacy for the next generation. It is the middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502629/sake-middle-class
  3. Bus Auntie's martial-arts performance a major hit on YouTube

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo First there was Bus Uncle. Now there is Bus Auntie. A middle-aged Chinese woman has become a kung fu legend around the world after showing off her prowess on a San Francisco public bus in the city's Chinatown this month. The woman went into an obscenity-laced shouting match in multiple languages and dialects with another woman after she was refused a seat. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695667/bus-aunties-martial-arts-performance-major-hit-youtube
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Proposal by Law Reform Commission a step towards class-action cases

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Proposal by Law Reform Commission is step towards Hong Kong seeing class-action civil cases, empowering consumers against corporate giants Strength in numbers may tip the scales In the United States, class-action lawsuits are the stuff of Hollywood movies. Films like Erin Brockovich, which was inspired by actual events, tell the stories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1039330/proposal-law-reform-commission-step-towards-class-action-cases
  5. Callous drivers drove past rape victim lying in middle of road

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com A second case of public indifference to a trauma victim has come to light with revelations that a woman was raped and left lying in the road while motorists drove past her. The migrant woman was left in the road aft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982838/callous-drivers-drove-past-rape-victim-lying-middle-road
  6. Minibond case could reach US court within two weeks

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Paggie Leung

    ... Joyce Man, Paggie Leung, Fanny W.Y. Fung and Loretta Fong Investors strike deal with law firm on filing class action Legal proceedings in the minibond wrangle could begin in the US within two weeks after investors struck a deal with lawyers to file a class-action suit there. The deal- made after a four-hour meeting between the Allied Victims of Lehman Products and US law firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668775/minibond-case-could-reach-us-court-within-two-weeks
  7. The black-collar class ruling the law

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are China's 'black-collar' class- those who make a living through committing crime or doing evil. While praising the former official's efforts to promote rule of law, one said Qiao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005352/black-collar-class-ruling-law
  8. DAB backs demands for class actions to be allowed

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Johnny Tam Class actions should be allowed urgently before more consumers fall victim to misleading sales practices, a political party said yesterday. The appeal came from ... to represent themselves and could not afford lawyers. Class actions would allow consumers to make a collective move against unscrupulous traders, said Elizabeth Quat, of the DAB. Among the complainants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002924/dab-backs-demands-class-actions-be-allowed
  9. Class actions can be potent weapon

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... class actions, or multiple party litigation in which claims by a number of people against a single defendant over the same alleged wrong can be determined in a single court action. In a class action a representative plaintiff effectively sues on behalf of all of them. Finally, after studying 61 submissions, of which 35 were in favour, the commission has proposed class actions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003126/class-actions-can-be-potent-weapon
  10. Middle ground urged in dispute

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their health records to the airline would not mean instant dismissal. 'There must be some sensible way to reach middle ground... that accords with fairness,' Mr Justice Hartmann said. Cathay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644881/middle-ground-urged-dispute

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