Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

A businessman is claiming damages of more than HK$100 million in a Hong Kong court from two companies and two Japanese men in an alleged investment scam.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 7:55am

Company claims squatters' rights to land in Sai Kung

A company which encroached on 600 square metres of public land adjacent to a house it owns in Sai Kung is suing the Lands Department for illegally entering the disputed lot without permission.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:02am

Judge to the rescue of absent tycoon

Troubled English soccer club owner Carson Yeung Ka-shing narrowly avoided losing a HK$20 million legal tussle yesterday by claiming he failed to receive a writ from the company that is suing him.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Government sues IT firm over data system

The government is suing for HK$120 million a company responsible for establishing a data system for the Social Welfare Department. In a writ in the Court of First Instance, the secretary for justice alleged that HP Enterprise Services had failed to remedy a breach of a US$5.6 million contract in 2004 to set up the system by November 2005.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story 'Sheraton Valuers seeks HK$11.65m after being cut out of record deal', published on Wednesday, March 31, we wrongly reported that Sheraton Valuers is taking legal action against Emperor Group and Snowland Limited. The only defendant in the case is Snowland, as stated in the writ submitted to the High Court by Sheraton. We apologise for the error.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tycoon's daughter sues over nude photo article

The daughter of toy magnate Francis Choi Chi-ming has sued a weekly magazine for libel over an article concerning the celebrity nude photo scandal.

Crystal Choi Ka-yee, who is also chairwoman of Town Health International Holdings, a listed company in the city, filed a writ against the Express News Weekly in the High Court on Thursday.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Flight attendants' chief alleges defamation

The chairwoman of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants' Union is suing a colleague in the District Court, alleging that two e-mails in which she was mentioned had defamed her.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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He said Section 33 of the Telecommunication Ordinance, which empowers the chief executive to authorise phone-tapping, was inconsistent with Articles 30 and 39 of the Basic Law, which guarantee the right to free and private communication.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

John Fang seeks order against law firm over bid to get letter

The brother of former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang yesterday sought a permanent injunction preventing a lawyer involved in the inquest into the death of model Annie Pang Chor-ying from obtaining his confidential documents.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Albert Cheng sues paper for libel

Lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon is seeking damages from Chinese-language newspaper Ta Kung Pao for libel over an article concerning his trading activities published on Tuesday.

A writ was issued yesterday by fellow legislator and lawyer Albert Ho Chun-yan on behalf of Mr Cheng after no response had been received by 5pm on Wednesday from Ta Kung Pao to a request for an apology.

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Clerk sacked because of pregnancy, writ claims

An accounting clerk who claimed she was sacked because of her pregnancy launched a discrimination lawsuit yesterday.

The Equal Opportunities Commission filed the writ on behalf of Chan Yeuk-shing in the District Court for alleged breach of the Sex Discrimination Ordinance and Family Status Discrimination Ordinance.

22 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

TV presenter alleges job prejudice

A TVB news presenter yesterday issued a lawsuit against the customs and excise commissioner, alleging job discrimination.

Bruce Lui Ping-kuen claimed in a District Court writ that the commissioner had breached the Disabilities Discrimination Ordinance by refusing to give him a position as an inspector with the department on April 30, 1998.

29 May 2004 - 12:00am

Mother launches writ over expulsion

A mother whose 10-year-old son was expelled from the English Schools Foundation (ESF) after a playground scuffle has launched legal proceedings to reverse the decision, which branded her child a 'danger'.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

School goes to court in battle for survival

Po Kok Primary wants to overturn a decision that will halt first-year classes at some aided institutions

The government is facing a new legal challenge to its attempts to close under-enrolled schools, with the Po Kok Primary School in Happy Valley seeking a judicial review of the policy.

12 May 2004 - 12:00am

Manufacturers sue over 'fake' stomach pills

Demands to remove the copycat item were ignored, say makers of Weisen-U

The manufacturers of the popular stomach remedy Weisen-U have launched a damages claim against several Hong Kong companies, accusing them of selling a copycat product.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am