KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The Criminal Court has ordered two Kuwaiti women to pay KD 4,000 to a dentist for fi ling a malicious case against him through which they accused him of assaulting and raping them inside his clinic. During the court session, the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Zaid Al-Khabbaz stressed that the accusations against his client are malicious, and presented witnesses who denied the claims made by the two women. He said investigations revealed that the two women had previously filed a similar case against another dentist due to which their money was returned to them and they received free treatment. According to the Forensic report, there were no injuries on the bodies of the two women. Therefore, due to lack of compelling argument from the plaintiffs, the court rejected the charges and ordered the two women to pay a fine as well as the legal charges.
‘Not guilty’: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Ibrahim Al-Obaid revoked the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to four-year imprisonment with hard labor and a fi ne of KD 1,000 for possessing and using drugs. The court instead refrained from declaring penalty against the citizen. According to the case file, the suspect’s mother notifi ed the relevant authorities after noticing her son’s disoriented state. Securitymen rushed to the location to affirm that the individual was under the influence of narcotics. During the court session, Lawyer Enaam Haider stressed on the illegality of the procedures followed in arresting and searching her client, especially since he was not caught red-handed.
Appeal rejected: The Court of Appeals rejected an appeal filed by a Kuwaiti woman against the owner of an engineering company in which she had blamed him for cheating her over the constructional design of a house she had bought. During the court session, Lawyer Mohammad Al-Qattan, representing the engineering company, said his client is only responsible for the architectural design of the house and not the constructional design, adding that the company neither constructed the building nor supervised the constructional activities.
‘Pay worker’s dues’: The Arbitration Court presided over by Judge Abdullah Al-Jassar ordered a general trading and contracting company to pay full endof- service dues to an employee who works as a security guard in the company, without referring the case to the panel of experts to determine the amount the company owes the security guard. Representing the security guard was Lawyer Khola Mubarak Al- Hassawi, who explained during the court session that her client worked with the company as a security guard on a monthly salary basis. When his work was terminated, he was not given his financial dues as required by the law. He had also worked during weekends and official holidays and did not take his yearly vacation but he was not paid for that. Due to this, he lodged a complaint with the concerned department at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. She added that the issue was referred to the court when the two parties failed to settle the case in a friendly manner. The court ordered the company to pay the dues and referred the legal representative of the company to take an oath to affirm that the plaintiff was not obliged to work overtime
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff