Australian high-roller Harry Kakavas loses lawsuit against casino

Crown Casino signs displayed on the side of the casino in Melbourne. Photo: AFP

An Australian property mogul yesterday lost his lawsuit against the nation's largest casino after wagering more than A$1 billion (HK$7.5 billion) and losing over A$20 million in the process.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 1:49am

Richard Suen wins US$70m from Las Vegas Sands in Macau dispute

Richard Suen wins US$70m from Las Vegas Sands in Macau dispute

Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen Chi-tat has been awarded US$70 million by a jury in the United States for his help in obtaining a Macau casino licence for Las Vegas Sands more than a decade ago.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A storey of woe for our developers

Representatives from a developer introduce a residential property development in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

When is a house not a house? It may sound almost philosophical to argue over the meaning of a word but in Hong Kong's crazy property market, billions of dollars depend on it.

14 May 2013 - 10:00am 2 comments

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee sues her agent over royalties

To Kill a Mockingbird was Harper Lee's only published novel.

Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has sued her literary agent, claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmity to deprive her of royalties from the novel.

5 May 2013 - 6:56am

Socialite Annabelle Bond in HK$4m row for child support

Socialite Annabelle Bond in HK$4m row for child support

Annabelle Bond's ex-fiancé, Warren Lichtenstein (inset) - the father of her five-year-old daughter - is suing her current lover over the maintenance order totalling nearly HK$4 million a year.

29 Apr 2013 - 12:25pm

Michael Jackson's mum demands payout for wrongful death

Katherine Jackson

Jury selection begins today for the wrongful death trial, in which Katherine Jackson accuses Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) of negligently hiring doctor Conrad Murray to look after her son as he prepared for a series of London shows.

2 Apr 2013 - 3:05am

Tencent prevails in anti-trust suit

Tencent headquarters is seen at Nanshan Hi-Tech Industrial Park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: Reuters

I've often wondered these last few months about what happened to an anti-trust lawsuit filed against Tencent (0700.HK) by security software firm Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) about a year ago.

29 Mar 2013 - 10:51am

Tepco faces US$2b lawsuit as more US soldiers join action for Fukushima exposure

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe tours the emergency operation centre of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo Electric Power's bill for its Fukushima nuclear disaster may swell as more United States military personnel join a lawsuit charging the utility with lying about radiation levels they faced while assisting relief efforts after Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:58pm

Alibaba writ claims four Hong Kong companies stole its names

Jack Ma, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba. Photo: Xinhua

Alibaba, which runs the popular online shipping site Taobao, is suing Officeplus Company for using the Chinese characters for Taobao in its company name.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Samsung boss Lee Kun-hee wins US$4b in inheritance row

Lee Kun-hee

The chairman of Samsung Electronics has kept his fortune and control of the Samsung conglomerate after a South Korean court yesterday ruled against his older brother in an inheritance battle.

2 Feb 2013 - 2:54am

Briefs, February 2, 2013

Anti-Mursi protesters rally in central Cairo. Photo: Xinhua

A Chinese-owned company's lawsuit over an Oregon wind-farm transaction that was blocked by the US government was dismissed by a judge in Washington who said he lacks the authority to hear the case.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:01am

Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

A fisherman shows his meagre catch from a Nigerian creek. Photo: EPA

A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility.

31 Jan 2013 - 6:55am

Lamma ferry disaster survivors, families considering civil suit

The collision between the Lamma IV (above) and the Sea Smooth is now the subject of a commission of inquiry. Photo: Nora Tam

Survivors and grieving relatives of the 39 people who died in Hong Kong's worst ferry disaster in decades have held a private meeting with top justice officials as they consider a civil suit against anyone identified as being responsible for the tragedy.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

Briefs, December 23, 2012

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the government was mulling whether to review the law to better monitor cooking oil companies.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Atheists' move ends Christmas tradition in Santa Monica, prompts churches to sue

A woman walks past Christian displays in the Santa Monica park. Photo: AP

Californian Damon Vix did not have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.

The American atheist's anti-God messages beside more traditional life-sized nativity displays in a park overlooking the beach over the past three years ignited a furious debate.

20 Nov 2012 - 5:12am