Judicial Remedies

Tycoon 'may be behind' breach of ATV share deal

There was a 'good arguable case' that a mainland tycoon who bought into ATV induced the station's former owner and his brother to breach a deal they had agreed with Taiwanese billionaire Tsai Eng-meng, a High Court judge said yesterday.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

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

U.S. oil firm faces Bohai spill claims

American oil company ConocoPhillips China may soon face compensation claims from mainland marine authorities over oil spills in the Bohai Sea.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lehman victims oppose BOC injunction

Three victims of Lehman Brothers' collapse yesterday opposed an injunction sought by the Bank of China after protesting outside its Central offices last month. In a writ filed by the bank last week, it sought to restrain them from interfering in its business and harassing customers.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

On March 26 in a story on C2 headlined 'HK$23m paid despite court stay on ATV deal', we reported that Taiwanese snack tycoon Tsai Eng-men was ordered to provide an extra HK$20 million in fortification for injunctions he obtained in the lawsuit brought by his company, San Want Media Holdings, against ATV's Payson Cha and others.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Judge fines 5 Citizens' Radio activists in civil contempt of court case

Five Citizens' Radio activists and the operator of the unlicensed station have each been ordered to pay a fine of HK$10,000 and contribute HK$50,000 to the government's HK$1.44 million legal bill, in a civil contempt of court case.

The broadcasters have already been fined in criminal proceedings.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Compensation ruling for surgeon upheld

The Court of Final Appeal yesterday upheld a lower court's ruling that ordered anaesthetist Chan Chi-keung to pay patient Frank Yu Yu-kai damages for negligence that caused a nerve problem in the surgeon's left hand. The court ruled four to one that Dr Chan should compensate Dr Yu, who had surgery on May 26, 2001, at St Teresa's Hospital after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Rebel radio to stay off air until court ruling

Rebel broadcaster Citizens' Radio is staying off air this weekend despite the lifting of an injunction against it on Friday.

High Court judge Michael Hartmann did not renew an injunction against the unlicensed station on Friday, but the radio operators said they had no immediate plans to resume broadcasting.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Contempt case begun against radio activists

Six face legal action over broadcast; lawmakers may also be targeted

Legal action has been taken against six activists from Citizens' Radio who defied a court injunction and went back on air last week.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Radio activists back on air despite court order

Six legislators and activists from Citizens' Radio were back on the air last night despite a court injunction, risking charges of unlicensed broadcasting and contempt of court.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Court move to muzzle activists' broadcast

Government seeks ban order on 'illegal radio'

The government made an 11th-hour attempt last night to seek a court order to block an unlicensed radio station from going back on the air tonight.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Census officer claims $5m damages over blocked promotion

A Census and Statistics Department officer, who claimed he was forced to retire due to the psychiatric illness he suffered after being unfairly deprived of chances of promotion, is suing for almost $5 million in damages.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Officials barred from deporting mum, girl

Immigration officials have been barred from deporting a 31/2-year-old girl and her mother from Hong Kong for a further two months by a High Court judge who yesterday extended an injunction.

19 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Entertainer sues over 'social climber' slur

Eason Chan Yick-shun's girlfriend yesterday sued a magazine for libel over articles that described her as a materialistic social climber.

Hilary Tsui Ho-ying targets Sudden Weekly Limited in the High Court writ that is seeking undisclosed damages, including aggravated damages, for libel.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Housing Authority in $188m claim

The Housing Authority is suing a construction company for more than $188 million in damages for what it claims was substandard piling work on three housing development projects at Tung Chung and Yau Tong.

Three High Court writs have been filed under construction and arbitration proceedings against Flannel Ltd, formerly known as Hsin Chong (Foundations) Ltd.

18 May 2003 - 12:00am