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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Case is likely to be 'cut-throat' between two captains accused of manslaughter: judge Ferry disaster captain hires QC A captain involved ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth, both face manslaughter charges for each of the 31 adults and eight children who died in the October 1, 2012, marine disaster. In allowing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542000/national-day-ferry-disaster-captain-hires-qc
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP paid hefty bonuses to executive director via designated account, court told

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Stuart Lau

    ... bosses- the Kwok brothers who chair SHKP jointly- and ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan. Light was shed on the nature of the SHKP bank account yesterday when Mr Justice Andrew Macrae weighed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568524/shkp-paid-hefty-bonuses-executive-director-designated-account-court
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui charged SHKP HK$4m in consultancy fees inclusive of months as chief secretary, court told

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:08pm by Stuart Lau

    ... believed was of the nature of a bonus. Perry asked why no mention of this nature was made on SHKP's cheque and payment voucher to Hui. Tang said the whole payment was prepared within a short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567851/rafael-hui-charged-shkp-hk4m-consultancy-fees-inclusive-months-chief
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Conviction quashed, jail term cut in cat cruelty case

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by JULIE CHU

    ... was present at the scene, and quashed his conviction and sentence. He also found So's sentence to be too severe compared with cases of a similar nature. Mark Mak Chi-ho, executive chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566475/conviction-quashed-jail-term-cut-cat-cruelty-case
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'HK$3 million payment to Rafael Hui kept secret from brother from Walter Kwok’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:18pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the mother to make the final decision. This is natural because she is the head of the family," Leung said. The court had earlier heard from other witnesses that Walter Kwok became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564463/payment-hui-hidden-walter-kwok
  6. 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

    ... Registry shows that Siu co-owned a home with Lau at Fairview Park in Yuen Long. The nature of their relationship is not known. Besides the loan- which was to be repaid in 60 monthly instalments- ...

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

    US federal judge rules against California death penalty

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

    ... penalty appeals can last decades, and as a result most condemned inmates were likely to die of natural causes before execution. He wrote that "arbitrary factors, rather than legitimate ones like the nature of the crime or the date of the death sentence, determine whether an individual will actually be executed". Gil Garcetti, a former Los Angeles County district attorney who ...

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

    Cycling activist Martin Turner not guilty of assaulting bus driver

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by CHRIS LAU

    ... said the discrepancies in the evidence were due to the short-lived nature of the assault. But McGowan argued the medical report also showed Leung suffered no injuries apart from one to his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552307/cycling-activist-martin-turner-not-guilty-assaulting-bus-driver
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Happy Valley soccer players plead not guilty to match-fixing charges

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:33pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... executive Mark Sutcliffe and Happy Valley Athletic Association chairman Pui Kwan-kei. The prosecution demanded that travel restrictions be placed on the two players due to the serious nature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546452/happy-valley-soccer-players-plead-not-guilty-match-fixing-charges
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Brother jailed five years for sex assaults on triplet sisters

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... at sexual offences of this nature," the judge said in passing sentence. Li also criticised the parents for ignoring the girls' pleas. The court earlier heard that the triplets told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543770/brother-jailed-five-years-sex-assaults-triplet-sisters

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