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Friday , December 6 2019

Driver wins KD 30,000 compensation

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: The Appellate Circuit of the Commercial Court has ordered an insurance company to pay KD 30,000 to the driver of a vanette who had sustained injuries that resulted in 43 percent disability in a traffic accident. In a lawsuit filed by Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan on behalf of the victim, he said the criminal judgment affirmed about the mistake committed by the respondent through which his client sustained serious injuries and that he should receive compensation. He revealed that his client has disabilities declared at 43 percent, which resulted in his inability to work for several months, as well as material damages. Lawyer Al-Qattan stressed that the Prosecution had charged the respondent as the first suspect in the incident. He explained that the defendant had shifted from his lane without checking if the lane was clear. This resulted in the collision of his vehicle with the victim’s vehicle, which caused the victim’s car to swerve and crash into a cement block.

Ruling upheld: The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the First Instance Court which dismissed the case filed by an expatriate against his friend, demanding endorsement of a vehicle sale at KD 4,200 and transfer it under his ownership. According to the case file, the plaintiff affirmed that he had a verbal agreement with the defendant to sell his car for KD 4,200. The latter received the amount in full and they agreed to transfer ownership of the car once the defendant completes the payment. However, the plaintiff was surprised when he found out that the defendant went to a police station to demand for his car, prompting the plaintiff to file a lawsuit against him. Lawyer for the defendant, Attorney Abdul-Aziz Al-Rukheimi, argued that the plaintiff failed to prove his allegations and the testimonies given by his witnesses were inconclusive.

‘Don’t disrupt rulings’: The Cabinet has urged all governmental bodies not to disrupt the enforcement of judicial rulings, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Cabinet also confirmed that the ministerial Legal Affairs Committee, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, has completed its reported on combating corruption and drying up its sources. The daily obtained a copy of the report about the governmental bodies which did not implement judicial rulings, including 37 judicial sentences carried out by the committee while 16 other sentences are in the process of being enforced and there is no response from governmental bodies regarding 45 cases. The report said the committee followed up complaints against governmental bodies that did not enforce judicial sentences based on the letter of the Public Prosecution and instruction of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak to combat corruption. The Public Prosecution shelved 227 out of 288 cases for various reasons, including lack of legal merit, expiration of the penal lawsuit and cessation of sentences by the Cassation Court

Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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