AsiaInfo-Linkage buyout: a lawsuit magnet

A flood of threatened lawsuits against AsiaInfo related to its pending buyout offer mean the bidding could be reopened, resulting in a higher offer price

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 12:28pm

Climate scientist Michael Mann sues over sex-offender comparison

Michael Mann's Facebook page offers links to stories about his suit.

Michael Mann, a US scientist at the centre of the "climate wars", has sued a rightwing think tank and a magazine for comparing him to the convicted sex offender and disgraced American football coach Jerry Sandusky and accusing him of academic fraud.

28 Oct 2012 - 4:57am

Cruise sues Life & Style over 'abandoned Suri' headline

Tom Cruise and daughter Suri in New York on July 17. Photo: AFP

Tom Cruise is going on the offensive, suing the publishers of Life & Style Weekly for defamation and seeking US$50 million in damages over a cover that alleged he had "abandoned" daughter Suri.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Tycoons' court cases are a bit rich

The city's tycoons are providing real-life amusement to the rest of the world.

Our entertainment industry may be in the dog house, but our city is providing real-life amusement to the rest of the world, thanks to some of the wealthiest people in town. We have, it seems, become a reality show - you just can't make this stuff up - with the main actors being our tycoons, their children and grandchildren.

14 Oct 2012 - 8:23am 3 comments

Chinese firms take on world in IP battle

China has a short intellectual property history but has become the top IP filing destination. Increasingly, Chinese companies are litigating in Chinese courts as both plaintiffs and defendants. But in courts in foreign countries, Chinese companies remain mostly as defendants.

What are the reasons behind this?

3 Oct 2012 - 10:40am

Chinese investment institutions remain silent over Libor lawsuits

Barclays agreed to pay fines to US and British regulators after admitting its traders tried to toy with the Libor setting.

As lawsuits mount from aggrieved parties in the Libor scandal, one party is keeping tight-lipped: Chinese investment institutions that are wary of revealing too much about their dealings.

17 Sep 2012 - 5:03am

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

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

Lawsuit delay 'outrageous', lawyer says

A lawyer for fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's RCG Holdings has described it as 'outrageous' that a company which brought 'allegations of fraud' against the business was delaying the progress of the lawsuit.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pub owner sues police for losses, mental anguish

The former owner of a karaoke pub has filed a writ against the government claiming HK$34.7 million in damages for malicious prosecution and alleging that police officers demanded she appoint 'a watcher' at her venue as a middleman for accepting 'secret money'.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-officer challenges screenings of appeals

A former police officer has applied for a judicial review to challenge a procedure for screening applications to appeal in court.

Johnnie Tsui Kin-kwok took his case to the top court, arguing his right to a fair hearing had been violated and that the procedure contradicted a judge's duty to give adequate reason when making a rejection.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lantau school in noise row files writ

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Briton's jail term increased by two years

A British stockbroker who laundered HK$683 million through Hong Kong bank accounts gets two more years tacked onto his sentence - he'll now serve 51/2 years. The ruling, by the Court of Appeal yesterday, came after the prosecution's application to review the sentence of Jerome Hertzberg, 39, who pleaded guilty last year to five charges of handling illegal proceeds between 2005 and 2007.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Demand grows for forensic accountants

Forensic accounting in Asia has only recently taken on the role of a mature service line and provided accountants with a formalised career path - a fact that has challenged accounting firms' recruitment plans for these specialist roles, particularly at mid-to-senior management ranks.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Medical Council granted leave to appeal ruling on hearings

The Medical Council has been given the green light to appeal in the Court of Final Appeal against a ruling that found a procedural rule of its disciplinary hearings to be unlawful.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am