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Paras Shah, ex-crown prince of Nepal, arrested again in Thailand

Paras Shah. Photo: AFP

Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested for smashing property at a luxury apartment in Bangkok, the city's police said yesterday, just a week after news emerged he had been bailed on drug charges.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 5:08am

Disabled challenge 'profit' deduction on compensation payouts

Three severely disabled people are asking the High Court to halt a practice under which compensation claimants are assumed to be able to make an investment profit of 4.5 per cent above inflation on their payouts.

They say this is no longer valid in view of the low returns and high inflation of recent years.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

Punitive damages concentrate minds

The mainland has no shortage of laws to protect people and the environment from disasters. But the number and scale of accidents proves their limitations. Laws do not work unless they are enforced and provide a meaningful deterrent to those who may be minded to cut corners or otherwise fail to ensure people's safety in the drive for financial gain.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Health inspector hit by pig carcass wins more than HK$2m on appeal

A health inspector initially awarded HK$300,000 in damages after being injured when a dead pig fell on her won more than HK$2 million on appeal.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Injunction sought over dogs' foul behaviour

The management of the Bel-Air residence in Pok Fu Lam has accused a domestic helper of breaching its rules by letting dogs under her care obey the call of nature in common areas, and applied for an injunction stopping her from doing so.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

K. Oten loses appeal over damages payout

Celebrity English tutor Karson Oten Fan Karno has lost an appeal against his former employer, a tutoring centre to which he was earlier ordered to pay damages of HK$8.88 million for breach of contract.

The teacher, known as K.Oten, lodged an appeal against the earlier ruling at the Court of Appeal yesterday, but it was dismissed.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Injured traffic officer awarded damages

A traffic police constable was awarded HK$579,000 in damages yesterday from a convicted drink-driver who injured him when he crashed into his motorcycle in July 2005. Chong Siu-lung was granted the compensation by Master Jack Wong Kin-tong in the Court of First Instance. Chong sued the driver, Samuel Au Yong-shong, and Weford Ltd in July 2008.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Durian lawsuit bears fruit of HK$193,000

It could be the most expensive durian in history.

A city rubbish collector was awarded HK$193,243 in damages yesterday, almost three years after he pricked his finger on the spiky fruit outside a local supermarket and then sued his employer over the accident.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Law considered to regulate recovery agents

A review will be held on the need for legislation concerning recovery agents, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung has said. Recovery agents help victims, usually in personal injury cases, claim damages in return for a percentage of the damages.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

HK$3.7m for lawyer hurt in crash

A lawyer who suffered minor injuries in a traffic accident was awarded compensation of more than HK$3.68 million for damages that included the loss of her chance for promotion in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (OPC).

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

A fairer system to help remedy medical mistakes

The tort system of compensation for medical injury is the dominant legal remedy in most parts of the world. However, in modern health care this approach has become increasingly anachronistic and newer, fairer systems are being introduced.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Actor ordered to pay HK$40,000 damages

Actor Tony Leung Ka-fai has been ordered to pay almost HK$40,000 damages to a bus driver he assaulted after a car accident.

The award falls far short of the HK$3.2 million the driver, 48-year-old Chong Pui-kin, had claimed.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gong Li's husband wins libel case

A Hong Kong magazine has been ordered to pay the husband of China's most famous film actress, Gong Li, $200,000 in damages for an article that claimed he was living off her income.

But the amount was one dollar less than the original offer made by the defendant, Sudden Weekly, in an attempt to settle the case out of court.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Damages cut over bias on pregnancy

A social worker whose offer of a job at an aged-care home was withdrawn because she was pregnant has had her compensation slashed by $20,000.

The Court of Appeal ordered home operator South Elderly Affairs to pay Yuen Wai-han $135,000 instead of the $155,000 ordered by the District Court.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Injured lift operator wins $10m payout

A man confined to a wheelchair after a box of tiles fell on his head and snapped his spine was awarded more than $10 million in damages yesterday.

Mr Justice Azizul Suffiad awarded the money to lift operator Fung Kwok-ki, 41, after finding Tak Sing Construction Engineering liable for the accident that happened in July 2000.

2 Aug 2003 - 12:00am