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Tort Law

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.

Friday, 14 December, 2007, 12:00am

Help for companies over tougher piracy laws

Directors and partners who face criminal prosecution from next year if found liable for software piracy in their companies are getting help from the government to prepare for the new rules.

A consultancy programme has been launched to advise businesses on software management and avoiding piracy in the workplace.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mother sues hospital for HK$10m

The Hospital Authority is being sued for more than HK$10 million for alleged negligence by its surgeons during surgery to correct two congenital heart defects that left a baby boy unable to move his feet.

Irene Tang Oi-lin is seeking the damages after her son was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury as a result of blood deficiency after two operations at Grantham Hospital.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

'No win, no fee': lawyers see risks

Law advisers' legal aid idea unfair, says veteran solicitor

Lawyers yesterday expressed concern that they would bear the highest financial risks under the conditional legal aid fund proposed by the Law Reform Commission.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fighting digital piracy an uphill struggle

With rapid technological progress and boundless cyberspace, the battle to combat digital piracy is fraught with difficulties.

While uploaders of copyrighted digital content are liable for prosecution, the downloaders are more difficult to catch.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Judge to review personal injury law

Mr Justice John Saunders has been asked by Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang to look after personal injury actions in the High Court, he told the court yesterday. As part of that duty he would examine whether existing practice was serving the needs of litigants, defendants and solicitors.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Consultation on Net piracy law flawed, critics say

A consultation on curbing internet piracy has received a limited response, with just 182 submissions lodged. Critics say the consultation has failed to engage internet users and are calling for it to be rerun and for greater efforts to be made to publicise the issue online and through traditional channels.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Seller of pirated discs on eBay gets 31/2 years

The mastermind of a copyright piracy syndicate, who sold pirated discs to overseas buyers via the eBay internet auction site, was yesterday jailed for 31/2 years.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sentencing delayed for E-bay disc pirate

The mastermind behind a copyright syndicate that sold pirated discs to overseas buyers through the E-bay internet auction site will be sentenced on April 16.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

US movie firms win payouts over sales of pirated DVDs

A Shanghai court has ordered a company to pay 25,000 yuan in compensation to three US movie studios for selling pirated DVDs through its stores and will soon hear cases involving four other studios making similar claims, Shanghai media reported yesterday.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am