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Man acquitted in fight over parking, injury

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: The Juvenile Misdemeanor Section at the Court of First Instance acquitted a minor of hitting a Kuwaiti man with a cleaver and running over him that caused permanent disability when they fought over a parking space in a public park. The Public Prosecution charged the defendant with attacking the plaintiff who sustained injuries as stated in a medical report. The attack resulted in the paralysis of the Kuwaiti’s left fingers – almost two percent disability. The minor was also accused of abusing the plaintiff in a public area in a manner that degraded the latter. However, the defendant’s counsel, Attorney Esmat Al-Kharbotli, denied all the charges against her client. She argued the documents presented did not contain any proof that her client committed the offense, so she urged the court to declare her client innocent.

Verdict overturned: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Adel Al-Juweid, overturned the verdict of a lower court as it obliged the company of the defendant to allow a tenant in their famous commercial complex to benefit from the shop rented by the plaintiff and to stop harassment by the other tenant and the owner of the company. The court also obliged the defendant’s company to pay KD 5,001 to the plaintiff as temporary compensation for the damages suffered. Case files indicate that a famous perfume company rented a shop in a known commercial complex in Egaila. However, after the tenant received the shop and started preparing for opening it, the owner of the complex prevented the employees of the tenant from entering the premises and then rented out the shop to someone else, claiming the rent contract was cancelled by the owner. Attorney Muhammad Al-Mutairi represented the defendant’s company in court where he argued that the defendant terminated the contract without legal basis considering the tenant did not violate any of the terms and conditions

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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