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KUWAIT CITY May 8: The General Department of Criminal Investigations has closed the files of almost 14 fraud and swindling cases worth KD 200,000 involving a bedoun. A security source said the suspect was caught by the Hawalli plainclothesmen following secret information that the suspect who claims to a citizen of a GCC country was swindling VIPs. During interrogation the suspect is said to have admitted to luring his victims by offering them investment opportunities and collecting large sums of money.
‘Return KD 59,000 loan’: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which obliged a Kuwait citizen to return the loan of KD 59,000 he borrowed from his friend. The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Ahmad Hussein Abdulkareem affirmed in court that his client had given the defendant KD 59,000 by virtue of a debt declaration and official pledge of payment. Even though his client gave the defendant several warnings through official channels to return the loan, the latter refused, prompting his client to file the lawsuit for demanding the payment. Lawyer Abdulkareem presented documents such as the original debt declaration and official pledge of payment signed between the two parties at the court.
‘Pay KD 12,500 comp’: The Commercial Circuit of the Court of First Instance issued a verdict that invalidated an investment contract and obliged an undisclosed company to pay KD 12,500 to the complainant – a tenant. During the court session, the defense counsel of the tenant Lawyer Mohammad Khalil Al-Qattan proved that Article 209 of Civil Law stipulates that, in binding contracts between two parties, if one party fails to honor its obligations towards the other party, the law allows the other party to seek annulment of the contract from the court. Based on this, the lawyer stressed that the contract should be annulled and considered nonexistent. He urged the court to oblige the defaulting party to refund KD 12,000 to his client along with compensation for material and moral damages his client incurred. Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Family Section in the Court of First Instance which ordered a Kuwaiti woman to pay KD 5,001 compensation to her estranged husband for failure to implement the visitation judgment. According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff’s lawyer — Attorney Mubarak Al-Khashab, the woman had to pay compensation since she deprived the man of his right to visit their children. The woman appealed the previous ruling citing wrong application of the law and misleading information but Al-Khashab urged the court to dismiss the appeal, asserting the previous judgment was correct based on available facts and documents.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies