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Tort Law

Appeal court insists man let sleeping dogs lie

A South Korean lawyer whose pet shih tzu was killed by a neighbour's dogs in Sai Kung has lost yet another court case over the incident.

Wednesday, 26 April, 2006, 12:00am

In Brief

'spiderman' activist faces public-nuisance count

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

172 internet piracy cases smashed

Mainland authorities have uncovered 172 cases of copyright infringements of books, music and movies that were shared online illegally.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Former Miss Asia settles libel suit against tabloid

Actress Yang Kung-yu has settled a libel suit against a tabloid weekly for an undisclosed sum.

The plaintiff's counsel, Walker Sham, told the Court of First Instance Yang had accepted a substantial sum from the defendants, Sudden Weekly, and its reporter Lam Bik-yeung. In return, the publication did not have to acknowledge any wrongdoing.

14 Sep 2005 - 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

Disney's rights?

Does Disneyland have the right to impose on visitors a rule that it is not responsible for any loss or damage, even if due to the theme park's negligence? It also claims the right to use images of visitors. Share your views: write to us

24 Aug 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

Law to fight internet copyright violations

The mainland took another step in regulating the internet this week by introducing an administrative regulation on copyright protection.

Following the move on Monday, people who violate copyrights can be fined up to 100,000 yuan. It also clarifies the methods that can be used to address infringements of intellectual property rights.

1 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Company fined for using pirated software

Updated at 6.29pm: A shipping company on Monday was fined $64,000 by the Eastern Magistracy for using pirated computer software during business hours.

A customs spokesman said on Tuesday officers raided the company's office in Sheung Wan and seized 21 computers installed with pirated computer software on February 19 last year.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Judges 'powerless to rule independently'

Courts will not be able to treat cases impartially if the power to appoint and remove judges remains in the hands of local governments, a mainland lawyer says.

Speaking at a seminar at the University of Hong Kong yesterday, Pu Zhiqiang said the mainland system prevented judges from ruling independently, and compromised the fairness of court verdicts.

2 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Census officer claims $5m damages over blocked promotion

A Census and Statistics Department officer, who claimed he was forced to retire due to the psychiatric illness he suffered after being unfairly deprived of chances of promotion, is suing for almost $5 million in damages.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Web portal executives in court on fraud charges

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Courting disaster

Window boxes of flowers that brighten gloomy London streets could go the way of that other colourful capital institution, the red Routemaster bus.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In an article appearing on B1 on September 23, 'SFC wins first dual-filing prosecution', we reported on a successful prosecution of Huafeng Textile International Group and its director, Cai Yang Bo, by the Securities and Futures Commission and noted that Huafeng issued a 'fraudulent' announcement on July 25, 2004. This was an incorrect description of the announcement by Huafeng.

16 Oct 2004 - 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