Continental cleared of crime over Concorde crash

Air France Concorde flight 4590 takes off with fire trailing from its engine on the left wing from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on July 25, 2000. The plane crashed shortly after take-off, killing all the 109 people aboard and four others on the ground.

A French court on Thursday cleared Continental Airlines of any crime over the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde but upheld a ruling that the US airline bore civil responsibility for the disaster.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 11:13pm

Second Guangzhou Marathon runner dies

Guangzhou Marathon 2012. Photo: Xinhua

A second runner who participated in a portion of the Guangzhou Marathon has died, succumbing on Monday night after being in a coma for eight days at a local hospital.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Man sues drivers for accident injuries

A man who was injured in a collision on Tolo Highway has sued two drivers for damages at the High Court. Raymond Tse Kwan-ho claims his injuries arose from negligent driving by Chiu King-tao and Sennen Sung Siu-hang. One person was killed and five injured in the accident on May 24 last year. Chiu was jailed for 10 weeks at the District Court in April for careless driving.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

HK$1m claim thrown out

A woman yesterday lost a claim for almost HK$1 million in damages from a firm that sells exercise equipment.

Huang Neeracha had sought HK$968,000 from Osim for injuries allegedly sustained while she was trying out an iGallop exercise machine and uZap belt in 2006.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Tenant sues over boy's death

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ex-director not liable for Moulin fall, court rules

A former director of Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings yesterday won a court order to strike out a HK$300 million claim against her for her alleged role in the company's downfall.

The order was made by Deputy High Court Judge Ian Carlson, of the Court of First Instance, who found that Olivia Lee Sin-mei was not liable to the loss and damages the company allegedly suffered.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Data loss sparks call for damages

Government payouts urged by legal experts

The government should take the initiative to compensate patients who had copies of their personal details, including medical records, lost by the Hospital Authority, lawyers said yesterday.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Compensation proves elusive for long-suffering patients

Once the dust settled on the Sars crisis, another battle unfolded as victims and their families considered legal options over the loss and suffering endured during the epidemic.

But legal sources say that five years on, many Sars patients still suffering the long-term effects of their treatment have been unable to sue the Hospital Authority for compensation.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-deputy director regrets 'negligence' on health plan

A former deputy executive director of the Tourism Board has admitted negligence over an extravagant insurance plan enjoyed by executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Whats On

February 28

'Medical Negligence - The Minefields and How Best to Avoid Them - Conducted by LexisNexis', a course that will bring participants the latest information on medical negligence, the minefields and how best to avoid them.

Speaker Nicholas Pirie, barrister-at-law, Central Chambers

Inquiries 2536 0297

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Shot officer appeals judge's rejection of $17.6m suit

A police officer, whose $17.6 million claim against the police force over a head injury sustained in a raid was thrown out by a judge, is to lodge an appeal in the High Court today.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Disneyland rules are challenged

A leading consumer rights organisation and a legal expert have questioned conditions imposed by Disney on theme park visitors.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

No negligence over hospital alarm, coroner's jury rules

A 77-year-old patient who before his death complained about his emergency alarm being removed by nurses died of natural causes, the Coroner's Court ruled yesterday.

31 May 2005 - 12:00am

Costs of negligence

Behind the closed doors of medical negligence disputes it is not uncommon for a doctor to face a lawsuit over a delivery that took place as long as 21 years ago. Hence the high-risk label attached to obstetrics.

In addition, it is an area of medicine where patients go into a situation healthy, and expect to come out with an equally fit child.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Medical suits

The Hong Kong Medical Association has asked the government to cap negligence awards to patients, saying that huge out-of-court settlements have become a problem for doctors. A patients' rights group says a cap would be unfair. What do you think? Share your view: write to us.

25 Jul 2004 - 12:00am