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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, 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 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

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

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