Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel loses appeal over jail and €4.9b fine

Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel arrives at court yesterday to hear the result of his appeal. Photo: AFP

An appeal by the man behind France's biggest rogue-trading scandal against a three-year jail term and a €4.9 billion (HK$49 billion) fine was rejected by a court in Paris yesterday.

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 4:44am

Russian court frees one of three jailed Pussy Riot band members

Pussy Riot band member Yekaterina Samutsevich is hugged by supporters as she leaves the court yesterday. Photo: AFP

A Russian appeal court yesterday ordered the release of one of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to jail over a protest against President Vladimir Putin.

The court suspended the prison sentence of Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30.

But it ordered Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, to serve two years in a prison camp.

11 Oct 2012 - 12:28pm

Lily Chiang's bid for bail rejected

Jailed businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei lost her bid for bail pending appeal after a high court judge ruled that she had no 'reasonably arguable ground' for appeal.

Chiang, 51, the daughter of industrialist Chiang Chen and the first woman to chair the General Chamber of Commerce, was jailed by the District Court in June last year for 31/2 years for a HK$3 million scam.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Appeal thrown out over ruling on misconduct

The city's top court dismissed the government's appeal against a ruling that it said wrongly restricted its power to lay misconduct charges against civil servants.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's story 'Problem needs to be sorted at home' on A3, it was wrongly stated that a legislator had submitted a bill to the Legislative Council seeking to overturn an earlier ruling of the Court of Final Appeal. It should have said the legislator intended to submit a bill to seek an amendment of the immigration rules. The mistake was introduced in the editing process.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kissel bid to appeal against second murder conviction

Milkshake murderess Nancy Kissel has filed an application for leave to appeal against her latest conviction.

Kissel (pictured) was jailed for life a second time for beating her husband to death after a retrial last year.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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Nancy Kissel murder case may yet rise from the dead

There is speculation in legal circles that Nancy Kissel, Hong Kong's notorious 'milkshake murderess', may be preparing to seek leave to appeal against her conviction for murder.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lawsuit king convicted over forged documents

In perhaps a first in Hong Kong legal history, a drug smuggler who had an assault conviction overturned by the Court of Final Appeal using forged documents was convicted yesterday of perverting the course of public justice.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

University alumnus drops bilingual teaching lawsuit

An alumnus who legally challenged Chinese University's decision to teach more courses in English dropped his case in the city's top court yesterday two hours into what was due to be a two-day hearing.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Citizens' Radio makes it to top court

Four pan-democratic lawmakers have been granted permission to challenge in the Court of Final Appeal their convictions for broadcasting on an unlicensed radio station.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Tai Hang high-rise saga back in court

A 10-year legal struggle over a plan for two high-rises in Tai Hang that has already been all the way to the Court of Final Appeal is back in court.

The Building Authority is asking the High Court to quash an appeal tribunal's decision to approve the development after the plan was referred back to it by the top court.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Damages slashed in saga over 'blackmail'

The Court of Appeal yesterday lowered the damages a woman must pay a private investigator whom she accused of blackmail - and with whom she had a sexual relationship after hiring him to find out whether her lover was having an affair.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Developer cannot begin building in Mei Foo before December hearing

A developer wanting to build a high-rise at Mei Foo Sun Chuen has no legal argument to secure an interim injunction preventing protesting residents from blocking the site because it is not in a position to start work, the Court of Appeal says.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Denial of legal aid to convicted refugee unreasonable, judges say

The Legal Aid Department was being unreasonable when it refused support for a refugee to appeal against his conviction for a sexual offence, the Court of First Instance said in a judicial review ruling yesterday.

The refugee, identified only as Z, who is waiting to be resettled in another country, launched the review in October last year.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mei Foo residents claim another court victory in battle over high-rise

A developer who wants to build a controversial high-rise in Mei Foo Sun Chuen failed for a third time to get an interim injunction against protesters blocking a construction site.

Mei Foo residents, who object to the development, say they will lead the July 1 march today to celebrate their latest victory.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am