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‘Ministry must pay damages caused by gravel’

KUWAIT CITY, April 27: The Civil Court of Appeals has nullified the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which acquitted Ministry of Public Works of any wrongdoing in the “flying stones” Case No. 3867/2016 filed by a Kuwaiti woman. Through the lawsuit, the plaintiff demanded the ministry to pay temporary compensation worth KD 5,001 for the damages to her car caused by loose gravel on Fahaheel Road.

The case was referred to the Experts Department for evaluation of the damages and the possibility of gravel to cause that level of damage. The Court of Appeals Wednesday, April 26 concluded that Ministry of Public Works should pay temporary compensation worth KD 5,001 to the woman. After the judgment, the Undersecretary, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial, Administrative and Legal Affairs, Assistant Undersecretary for Maintenance Affairs and representative of the Administrative and Financial Cases Unit at the Legal Affairs Department of Ministry of Public Works held a meeting to decide on the right response and action to the judgment.

They discussed ways to overcome the obstacles and difficulties hindering the success of their defense in that regard. The concerned department has subsequently prepared an Appeal No. 645/2017 in which all lapses in the ruling were enumerated.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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