Tort

Hong Kong businessman is suing a Chinese state-owned oil company in a California court, arguing company officials conspired with authorities to have him detained for five years on false charges, in...
August 2013
Employees’ Compensation Assistance Fund Board — claim for payment from Board where plaintiff unable to recover payment from employer The plaintiff (“P”) fell from a ladder at work after which the...
June 2013
Practice of describing defendant as group of unnamed persons —quia timet injunction The plaintiff (“P”) owned land in a large estate on which a proposed block of flats was to be built. Some...
June 2013
Vicarious liability —liability of registered owner for negligent acts of driver — agency relationship The plaintiff (“P”) sustained personal injuries in a road traffic accident caused by the...
June 2013
Expert evidence — guidance on grant of leave for psychiatric expert report on liability — on interlocutory application, court should not make finding of fact for leave to adduce such evidence The...
April 2013
The defendants in this case have filed an appeal after Mr. Justice Bharwaney ruled in his February judgment that it was time Hong Kong moved away from the conventional personal injury approach for...
April 2013
Previously, PI expert Mr. Neville Sarony gave us a detailed background on the workings of Personal Injury (“PI”), and expressed surprise that the UK courts ignored for many years the context of a “...
March 2013
Loss of earnings — loss of earning capacity — loss of congenial employment — appeal against assessment — approach to loss of earnings on account of loss of chance of promotion In May 2008, P...
March 2013
Literacy is a judicial sine qua non but the history of the calculation of damages in Personal Injury (PI) causes PI expert Neville Sarony to harbour grave reservations about judicial numeracy. It is...
February 2013
Back — annular tear and moderate degeneration at L4/5 found three years after accident — whether causal connection with accident — experts prepared joint report but disagreed over cause of findings...
December 2012
A Berlin court has ordered a dominatrix to pay 200 euros (HK$2,005) to a local charity as a penance after a client accused her of hurting and robbing him, Reuters reported. Cologne district court...
November 2012
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