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Implication Of Pre-Action Settlement Offers By Insurer Clients
The Plaintiff, a lawful visitor of a fitness centre operated by the Defendant, slipped, and fell, while walking towards the shower room area of the said fitness centre, leading to injuries in the left wrist.
Hong Kong
20 Apr 2016
Court Of Appeal Reaffirms Meaning Of ‘Injury By Accident’ Under Employees’ Compensation Ordinance
In this case, the employee (Cheung) was employed as a merchandiser based in Dongguan, China. He was found slumped on the floor of the toilet with blood on his nose and mouth during working hours
Hong Kong
16 Sep 2013
An Independent Contractor is Not a Shield to Liability!
The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decided in "Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Limited v. Waan Chuen Ming" (FACV 19/2009) that an occupier can be liable for injury caused by an independent contractor to the contractor's own employees, even if:
Hong Kong
16 Mar 2011
Forum Non Conveniens - The Appropriate Forum for Cross-Border Traffic Cases
The decision in "Fang Guo Quan & Another v. Choi Ming Sang & Another" (DCPI 1468/2008) considers whether Hong Kong is the appropriate forum to hear a traffic accident case involving Hong Kong residents that occurred in the PRC.
Hong Kong
24 Jan 2011
Recent Personal Injury Cases Update
In this update, we highlight four personal injury cases which may be of particular interest to insurers and/or defendants.
Hong Kong
31 Aug 2010
Lessons from the CJR - Sanctioned Offer in Practice
The recent decision in "Fung Wing Yee (a minor) v. Chen Jung Chien" demonstrates how the Court applies the new rules on sanctioned offer and awards enhanced costs and interests to the Plaintiff, who had done better at trial than her sanctioned offer to the Defendant.
Hong Kong
17 May 2010
Ignore Pre-Action Letters at Your Peril!
The ruling in Wong Shui Lam v. Hospital Authority (HCPI 151/2009) sends a message that failure by the defendant to respond to a claimant's pre-action letters may result in adverse costs orders on an indemnity basis.
Hong Kong
1 Feb 2010
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