KUWAIT CITY, July 10: Commercial Section at the Court of Appeals upheld the verdict of the First Instance Court, which refused to execute a foreign judgment ordering a company owned by a citizen to return its assets worth 3.8 million riyals to avoid litigation. Lawyer Dalal Al-Mutairi on behalf of heirs of the deceased citizen challenged the foreign judgment at the Court of Appeals and objected to the decision of the previous court quoting Article 201 of Kuwaiti civil law. She stressed the appellant company did not act within the permitted period as per Article 50; thus, the court acted rightly in rejecting the case.
Jail for fraud: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to six-month imprisonment for defrauding and swindling huge number of citizens and expatriates by making them believe his company has real-estate properties in the United States of America and Britain. Representing the plaintiffs was Lawyer Fahad Al-Hajri, who insisted that his clients had signed the purchase documents of residential properties outside Kuwait, and that the defendant acquired more than KD 250,000 by defrauding his clients. He affirmed that victory will be achieved through the just judicial system of Kuwait.
Telecom firm fined: A Kuwaiti court has ordered a telecommunications company to pay KD 15,00 in compensation to a Kuwaiti man who subscribed to its telephone line. The case file indicated the company issued payment order against the plaintiff based on agreement between them, and the plaintiff complied with the payment. However, he was issued the same bill for a second time and the company took necessary measures against him, ignoring the previous payment, and again collected the fee. Lawyer Nawaf Al-Muhanadi representing the plaintiff the said his client decided to sue the company for moral and material damage. He presented documented evidence to support his client’s claim and a memo describing reasons for the lawsuit. He maintained the company must compensate his client due to moral and material damages he endured through the illegitimate action of the company in placing travel ban on him and seizing his cars.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff