Wednesday , December 13 2017

Case against expat rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: The Court of Appeals chaired by Judge Dherar Al- Waqyan upheld the verdict of the Court of First Instance and dismissed lawsuit a Kuwaiti businesswoman filed against a Canadian investor to appoint a judicial liquidator to shut down a general contracting company. The plaintiff sued her Canadian partner imploring the court to liquidate the general contracting company set up by the two of them. She also pleaded with the court to calculate her share of the company’s profits and capital. Defense Lawyer Ghanim Al-Sahli urged the court to consider the formal agreement through which the company was established, and prayed the court to dismiss the request for liquidation of the company since there’s no legal backing for that purpose. He noted his client has the right to complete the capital of investment, while the plaintiff has no right to a share of the capital or profits.

Ex-MP acquitted: The Criminal Court has acquitted a former MP of tricking a female citizen into having sexual relations with him. According to the prosecution files, the female citizen accused the former MP of tricking her by promising to marry her several times. She refused persistently until they settled on customary marriage. The plaintiff said she approached the former MP in 2015, in his capacity as a public personality, to seek assistance concerning her job transfer. At the time, he asked for her phone number and then he started texting her love messages. However, after they engaged in physical relations, the plaintiff insisted on authenticating the customary marriage document and she realized that the marriage was a sham. The former MP denied it although the document contained his signature and that of two witnesses and her guardian.

Blogger sued: Attorney Abrar Al- Saleh filed a lawsuit against a female blogger on Instagram, accusing her of posting indecent and shameful contents on a public platform which is against the law and customs of the Kuwaiti society. In her complaint, the lawyer mentioned that the blogger appears in video clips posted on her public Instagram account and viewed by anyone. She said the contents of the video clips promote vice, indicating that her actions being viewed on her public platform is the core of moral turpitude in a conservative and religious society. The lawyer stressed the need to punish the blogger as per Law No. 63/2015 on combating cyber crimes.

Appeal dismissed: The committee in charge of judging appeals submitted to the Constitutional Court, headed by Judge Yusuf Al-Mutawa’a, dismissed the appeal on the unconstitutional article in the Penal Code about the confiscation of the seals of official bodies. It also rejected the appeal on granting social allowance to private sector employees who are 25 years old and depriving the younger ones of such allowance if they are studying while working. It decided not to judge on the appeal concerning the State purchase of debts and then collecting them as unconstitutional. It dismissed the appeal on the bonus granted to those who hold certificates in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Geology as unconstitutional. The committee adjourned until Nov 29, 2017 the session on two appeals filed by Attorney Dr Ubaid Al-Anzi against the Expropriation Law and temporary suspension for public benefit, as well as the appeal against the Cabinet’s decision regarding the system of the objection committee which states that its decisions are final and cannot be appealed. Al-Anzi filed the two appeals on behalf of the owners of houses in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh after the Objection Committee reduced by more than KD100,000 the amount specified by the Evaluation Committee as compensation for the expropriation of their houses.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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