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Foreigner ruling reduces jewel thieves' jail terms

Four South American robbers had their jail terms cut yesterday - bringing to six the number of foreigners who have been shown leniency recently as a result of extra hardships they face in jail because they are not locals.

Thursday, 30 August, 2001, 12:00am

Foreigner ruling reduces jewel thieves' jail terms

Four South American robbers had their jail terms cut yesterday - bringing to six the number of foreigners who have been shown leniency recently as a result of extra hardships they face in jail because they are not locals.

30 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Perfume distributor takes action over magazine reports

The Hong Kong distributor of a century-old French fragrance is suing a magazine for libel over its reports on the company's marketing strategy.

Digital Crown Holdings (HK) Ltd, trading as Lampe Berger Hong Kong, which last year sold more than $100 million worth of the fragrance in Hong Kong, is seeking unspecified damages.

15 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Jobless addict jailed for carrying counterfeit notes

A jobless drug addict who agreed to deliver fake banknotes was jailed for four years and eight months yesterday.

Chan Chau-ming, 24, was carrying 219 fake $500 notes and 341 bogus $50 notes in a plastic bag when police stopped him in Cheung Sha Wan on September 16.

31 May 2001 - 12:00am

Lawyer may drop $10m nightmare

Paul Tse said last night he might give up his lengthy court battle because of legal bills of up to $10 million.

With his high-profile legal battle back to square one, the lawyer said he found himself sharing 'every litigant's nightmare'. 'There is no winner or loser between us,' Mr Tse said. 'It's too costly, too risky,' he said of a possible retrial.

14 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Court to decide whether man should apologise

Updated at 6.45pm: On Friday the Equal Opportunities Commission secured the right to take a taxi driver to court over whether he should apologise to a paraplegic woman, to whom he was allegedly rude.

10 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Victim tells of attempted murder

Updated at 6.39pm:

An estate agent took a man to view a flat only to be sexually assaulted, robbed and almost strangled, a jury heard on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly took Pakistani national Shahzad Mohammed, 23, to the flat in Yuen Long on the night of October 8 last year, the Court of First Instance was told.

10 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Care home elderly 'denied use of lift'

Elderly people living in a first-floor care home in Aberdeen are being deprived of lift services and piped hot water due to alleged unreasonable acts by the building's owners.

A High Court writ says the Incorporated Owners of Ka Ning Mansion in Aberdeen Main Road have been accused of altering the controls of the lifts so that they no longer stop at the first floor.

6 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Charity sues magazine over plunge in donations

The organiser of a nationwide drive to wipe out illiteracy blames a Hong Kong magazine for causing a drastic drop in donations.

China Youth Development Foundation, the founder of Project Hope in October 1989, claims that a sudden drop of 16.8 million yuan (HK$15.6 million) in donations in 1994 was the result of a Next magazine cover story.

14 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

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