Nick Gentle

Schizophrenic's assault claim dismissed

A schizophrenic who said his illness was brought on by a series of alleged police assaults has failed in his bid to sue the force for HK$7.7 million.

Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 12:00am

Magazine sued over faked nude photo

An entertainer is suing a magazine for libel after it published photos of someone else's nude body with her head superimposed on it.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

40,000 ways to meet your lover - at the Rugby Sevens

So what is it that brings people to the Hong Kong Sevens?

'Do you want the truth or do you want something you can print?' asks Sunil Balari, a garment manufacturer who grew up going to the Sevens.

He casts a weather eye around the Hong Kong Stadium and takes in the potpourri of people wandering past.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bereaved parents fight to save home from 'loan sharks'

The parents of a woman who killed herself after being targeted by alleged loan sharks from Macau are fighting to keep their home, after the group sought to enforce a contract the dead woman had signed after an unlucky night at the tables, a writ alleges.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Trio jailed over letter-of-credit scam

Three men have been jailed over a letter-of-credit fraud that netted some HK$27 million. Kenny Au Yun-luen, 41, Au Yun-lim, 49, and Lee Pui-tak, 36, were found guilty by a jury in the Court of First Instance. Deputy High Court Judge Derek Pang Wai-cheong said that while there was no evidence that the trio had gained personally, they were intimately involved in the scheme.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Travel firm denied final appeal over bus crash

The travel company being held liable for a bus crash in Taiwan in which five Hong Kong people were killed has been refused permission to take its case to the Court of Final Appeal. Kwan Kin Travel Services in November lost an appeal against a finding that it had failed in its duty of care towards clients who were killed or injured in the October 18, 2004, crash.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-priest, diocese face damages claim

The Court of First Instance will begin hearing a personal injuries claim on July 7 by a man who says he suffered mental illness as a result of repeated abuse by a former priest. The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong yesterday failed to have the matter postponed until November due to unavailability of its preferred counsel.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Actress sues doctors over death of baby

An actress whose baby died soon after birth is suing St Theresa's Hospital and two doctors for negligence.

Eugina Lau Mei-kuen, who starred in several movies in the late 1980s and 1990s, named the hospital, obstetrician Christine Choy Ming-yan and paediatrician Wan Kam-ming in a High Court writ lodged on Thursday.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The beast of Hong Kong Park? Staff stake out the lawns

Staff at Hong Kong Park are on the lookout for a mystery animal that startled two people walking through the park.

One of the witnesses, a South African lawyer, contacted the Sunday Morning Post to relate his experience.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fire service sued over death

The Fire Services Department is being sued over the death of a man who fell off a stretcher while being transferred from an ambulance on Christmas Day, 2004. Debbie Chung Po-heung, administrator of the estate of Anthony Lo Po-san, lodged a fatal accidents claim in the High Court on Wednesday alleging negligence by fire service officers handling Lo at the time of the incident.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Officer to reappear over girl's STD

A policeman, 43, will have to face court again over allegations that he indecently assaulted his four-year-old foster daughter, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday. Previously, the court quashed the senior constable's conviction of indecent assault after it found his trial had been poorly managed. The charges arose when the girl was diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2005.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Acid attack on wife 'out of love not hate'

A man threw acid on his wife out of love, not hate, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. Lee Chi-san, 64, had pleaded guilty to a single count of throwing a corrosive fluid with intent in the March 7 attack on his wife, Tang Suet-mui. Defence counsel Peter Chow Pak-chu said his client suffered from a delusional disorder and could experience morbid jealousy and depressive episodes.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Canadian admits role in HK$36m advance-fee con

A Canadian man set up several fake companies to receive more than HK$36 million generated by an international stock-trading scam, a court heard yesterday.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Injured gym instructor awarded HK$1m

A former fitness instructor has been awarded HK$1.14 million after injuring his back picking up weights left on the floor by gym patrons.

Choi Ying-chi sued Loyal Engineering in the Court of First Instance over the injuries he received on two separate occasions while working at a Mong Kok gym operated by the firm.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Decision on Victoria Prison plan delayed

A court has delayed a decision on whether it should intervene to stop the Chief Executive in Council from reviewing the draft redevelopment plan for the site of Victoria Prison and the old Central Police Station.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am