Sunday , December 16 2018

Setback in scribe wife’s petition

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12: The Administrative Court of Appeals recently upheld the verdict of the Court of First Instance which cited lack of jurisdiction to look into the lawsuit filed by the wife of journalist Saad Al-Ajmi following his deportation from the country. Case papers indicate the Ministry of Interior deported Al-Ajmi and handed him over to the Saudi authorities and placed his name on the people blacklisted from entering the country after withdrawing his nationality. The government of Kuwait had withdrawn the nationality of 17 people in September 2014, and one of them was Al-Ajmi.

‘Pay wife comp’: The Civil Court presided over by Judge Yusuf Al- Lahdan ordered a citizen to pay KD 30,500 in compensation to his wife plus KD 100 for legal charges. On behalf of her client (wife) lawyer Zainab Al-Ramzi filed a case against the husband (defendant) concerning real estate they owned together which was sold for the initial price of KD 130,000 and with commission of KD 5,000. The sum was to be paid in two installments. However, the husband declined to give the wife’s share of the money in addition to the legal interest after receiving the payment. This prompted the court to appoint an expert to determine the actual share of the wife, which was calculated at KD 30,500.

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