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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A veteran at launching judicial reviews accuses the government of misrepresenting to Beijing Hongkongers' views on universal suffrage Reform reports ... bringing government decisions to court, via his lawyer and Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming SC. In his latest application for a judicial review, Kwok is also seeking a ruling ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Did police wrong-foot dancing gay activists? Top Hong Kong court to decide

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... decision in a judicial review case. The case dates back to May 2011, when a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists marked International Day Against Homophobia with a rally ... of the activists, a man identified only as T, applied for a judicial review. The case was dismissed by the Court of First Instance, but the Court of Appeal ruled in T's favour last year. Senior counsel ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man loses case in judicial review to raise rent subsidy

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by JULIE CHU

    ... in a judicial review to quash the policy that based the maximum level of the allowance on inflation. He claimed the government should revert to what he said was a 1996 policy under which the allowance ... and would consider appealing against the judge's decision. He sought the judicial review in 2012 after complaining to the department that the allowance was not enough to cover his actual rent. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Erwiana case: boss loses separate trials bid

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by CHRIS LAU

    ... of the charges, Woodcock heard a pre-trial review of the case against Law. The latter hearing took place behind closed doors. The trial begins on December 8, and 20 days have been set aside for it. Law ...

  5. News - China Insider - COURTS

    German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... punishment in 1949. Eastern Germany abolished it in 1987.   In 2007, when China's Supreme People’s Court resumed reviewing all death sentences, it overturned 15 per cent of them, said John Kamm, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist seeks judicial review into decision over country park enclaves

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Activist seeks review of park enclaves ruling A green activist is accusing a government body of failing to follow the law when it chose not to incorporate six ... its power" in making the decision. She is seeking a judicial review of the authority's decision on six enclaves, four in Sai Kung and one each in Plover Cove and Tai Lam. ...

  7. 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

    ... including checking legal documents, reviewing expert reports and arranging witnesses, at the time when the department was pursuing a high-profile case against Yeung. The department said it would put forward its defence after reviewing the writ. "As legal proceedings concerning the case are ongoing, it would not be appropriate for the department to make any further comment," it said ...

  8. News - World - COURTS

    Dad in jail 25 years for fatal fire freed over poor arson science

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AP

    ... That review, completed in June, concluded that "much of what was presented to Lee's jury as science is now conceded to be little more than superstition". His case is one of dozens around ...

  9. News - World - COURTS

    Reagan press secretary James Brady's death ruled homicide based on 1981 gunshots

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by WASHPOST

    ... shot Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981. Bill Miller, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office, said on Friday that prosecutors were reviewing the ruling and that his office would ...

  10. 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

    ... He said he would remind Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, now SHKP co-chairman, to review Chan's remuneration shortly before payment was made. Under cross-examination by Chan's lawyer, Ian Winter QC, Tang agreed that such payment to Chan was a "normal, regular discretionary bonus". The company had a remuneration committee to "review and endorse" key packages ...




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