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  1. Travel firm denied appeal on ruling over guides' tips

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Agnes Lam Verdict that service fees are income is final, says court The Court of Appeal refused to give permission to Wing On Travel yesterday to appeal in the top court ... to the travel agency to appeal. Yau Tik-wai, assistant general manager of Wing On Travel, said outside court that the company was disappointed by the decision. When asked whether the firm would make ...

  2. Despite meltdown, hope reigns supreme at Madison Square Garden

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on court and a growing number of disputes with his top players? Who didn't see that coming. Nope. What happened in the past week was far more shocking: The Knicks actually won three games ... only three in all in December have just won four out of six. Unbelievably, what's happening on the court isn't the worst thing going on at Madison Square Garden. Most notorious ...

  3. Leave politics out of the judicial system

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is a perfectly legitimate reason for the application of a temporary injunction. I do not see why anybody cannot wait three more months for the court to decide. If everybody took the law into their own hands, glorifying such action as civil disobedience, then the rule of law would be destroyed, leaving us with only anarchy and social chaos. Now that rationality and common sense are prevailing ...

  4. Taking issue with definition of judicial independence

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as being 'the absence of interference by the executive in trials', but this is one aspect. The essence of judicial independence is for the courts to act according to the laws without interference by the executive or its policies. If a court supports the executive's policy then it cannot be seen as independent. The power of the US Supreme Court is irrelevant. The legislature ...

  5. Delayed judgments raising concerns within legal circles

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the delivery on May 15 by a High Court judge of two conflicting judgments in a case he had heard about nine months before. Legal sources said they believed the delay between the actual hearing ... the hearing and the date of judgment, including one delivered on Friday that was about eight months in the making. On March 18, Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling, in the Court of First Instance, ...

  6. Support for ex-court chief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Former Supreme People's Court chief Xiao Yang has been consulted for his views on improving the work of the judiciary, state media said. The reports are seen as an official ... month, Supreme People's Court deputy chief Huang Songyou was sacked after he was accused of having a role in a Guangdong land sale corruption scandal. The same scandal led to the detention ...

  7. Prison pair lose court bid for poll vote

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Prisoners will not be voting in next month's Legislative Council election. A High Court judge yesterday told advocates pushing to overturn the city's sweeping ban ... Hartmann in the Court of First Instance. 'It is a matter of real constitutional importance.' Even if two jailed criminals and politician 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung won ...

  8. Depressed man who killed best friend jailed for six years

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A man who stabbed his closest friend to death was handed a six-year jail term yesterday as the judge rejected an appeal for probation. Mr Justice Alan Wright in the Court ... Hotel in Sha Tin. Lui had agreed in court to continue psychiatric treatment. Medical reports also suggested that he posed a low risk for future violence. Those factors, together with his ...

  9. Exclusive hotel fined for barring officers

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, a key venue for diplomatic activities, has been issued a penalty of 10,000 yuan (HK$11,455) for refusing entry to court officers during an investigation into one of the Beijing hotel's tenant companies. The penalty was imposed after judges and officers from the Dongcheng District People's Court were barred four times from ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The new president of the Supreme People's Court, Wang Shengjun, was born in 1946, not 1926 as reported in the story headlined 'New courts chief a veteran in battle against corruption' on page A7 yesterday. ...




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