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Sunday , January 17 2021

Court rejects comp for investor – Blogger ‘Carlos’ jailed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The Civil Section of the First Instance Court chaired by Judge Salem Al-Rushaidi dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Canadian investor demanding KD 50,000 compensation from a Kuwaiti businessman and a warehousing company over losses he incurred in the infamous fires that consumed tires and planks in Amghara. The unique verdict has shut the door against whoever is seeking compensation over the incidents in Amghara area. The case file indicated the plaintiff had signed a deal with the company and the Kuwaiti businessman to rent a plot of land for storing planks, and he was surprised the fire consumed the plot in 2012 and caused him huge material losses. The plaintiff accused the company of failing to provide necessary water hose to extinguish the fire which extended to the planks. He supported his claim with a report submitted by Kuwait Fire Service Directorate over the incident and the court referred the case to experts for valuation and the property was valued at KD 50,000. In his defense, lawyer Misfer Al-Ajmi exonerated the defendant, saying his client was not responsible for the damages and that documents the plaintiff presented did not show any error on the part of his client.

‘Carlos’ jailed: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a blogger named Carlos to fiveyear imprisonment with hard labor for posting an offensive comment against His Highness the Amir and Saudi Arabia on social media. Previously, a court had released Carlos on bail worth KD 3,000 over this allegedly malicious post.

Staffer acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a telecommunication company employee of forging the subscription contract to sell mobile phone line and mobile phone under the name of a citizen without the latter’s knowledge. Case files indicate the Public Prosecution charged the employee with forgery but defense lawyer, Zaid Al-Khabbaz, argued in court that there is no substantial evidence against his client. He then requested the court to acquit the employee due to the absence of incriminating evidence.

Blood ties proved: The Personal Status Court, presided over by Judge Hamid Manna’, established blood relations between a 15 year-old-girl and her father through the committee in charge of lawsuits concerning kinship and rectification of names. This came after the father refused to acknowledge his daughter. Attorney Khola Mubarak Al-Hassawi represented the girl in court through her mother. He told the court that the mother of the girl was married to the defendant and the couple was blessed with a baby girl in 2010, yet the defendant refused to give his name to the girl. Al-Hassawi revealed the mother had earlier filed the same case at the committee for lawsuits concerning kinship and rectification of names, but it was dismissed.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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