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  1. Report a basis for legal claims

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... hospitals and the Hospital Authority were insured against legal claims, he said. In litigating such cases, a major concern was Hong Kong's tort law- under which the government cannot be held ... said yesterday. The government would do well to negotiate with the patients, who are in a stronger position to pursue their case, said Richard Cullen, professor of business law ...

  2. Angry patients blame and beat up the doctors

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is a long, bumpy road. Zhu Yonggen, a lawyer at King Virtue Attorneys at Law, said patients were usually at a disadvantage when pursuing a lawsuit. After the mainland's tort law, which governs ... or completing a chart. It happens in all the cases I represent, even the big, famous ones,' Zhu said. The tort law stipulates hospitals will be held liable if medical charts are forged, fabricated ...

  3. Doctors' new chief hits out at $100m negligence awards

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Three medical blunders in Hong Kong have led to out-of-court payouts of more than $100 million each, the Hong Kong Medical Association's new president, Gabriel Choi Kin, has revealed. One patient suffered from cerebral palsy after a ...

  4. In the internet age, libel law is ripe for reform

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A comment by a Catholic priest last year, which appeared to liken a Hong Kong tycoon to the devil, highlighted the many grey areas surrounding the city's libel laws. Striking ... of the law of fair comment were developed,' said Lord Phillips. 'Millions take advantage of that opportunity,' he said, while adding that the previous defence of 'fair ...

  5. Half of HK internet users break copyright

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... from ISPs. An amendment bill to the copyright law is expected to be handed to the legislature before the end of the year and the entertainment industry and the federation want to make ...

  6. Suspect arrested over share in damages deal

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 900 box files of documents. Two people, including a lawyer, were charged with maintenance and champerty- the common law offence of encouraging and aiding others to launch a lawsuit in return ... the case. Mr Poon said the judgment would provide guidance on the 'policy direction' for a possible bill, such as length of sentence. Representatives of the Law Society have long ...

  7. Slow response to touts for injury suits criticised

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... by lending money at high interest rates. She said the Law Society and the Bar Association had been urging the government to formulate a policy to target recovery agents through the legislature. ...

  8. Community work for bridge stunt

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which ruled that while children of permanent residents had right of abode, this did not apply unless one parent was a permanent resident at birth. 'You claimed that you respect the rule of law in Hong Kong. But you should have complied with a law which you do not like as well,' Mr Ng said. 'To ...

  9. Appeal court insists man let sleeping dogs lie

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A South Korean lawyer whose pet shih tzu was killed by a neighbour's dogs in Sai Kung has lost yet another court case over the incident. Eugene Jae-hoon Oh had been seeking leave to appeal to the top court to overturn a lower court's ...

  10. Neighbours headed for court over scaffolding

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Two neighbours are heading for court after a woman claimed the construction of bamboo scaffolding on her balcony for renovation work on the flat above had left her psychologically damaged. In a writ filed with the High Court, ...




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