Contract Rescinded due to MEPA Enforcement Notice
The First Hall of the Civil Court decided on 13 January 2014 that a contract of sale of a property will be rescinded after it was concluded that the buyer’s consent was violated...
CCTV solves bird theft
Magistrate Dr Edwin Grima found Hurbet Gatt guilty of simple theft of four birds after positively identifying the accused from a CCTV footage.
Deportation order did not breach fundamental human rights

On 12 April 2013 the First Hall Civil Court, Constitutional Jurisdiction,...

On 12 April 2013 the First Hall Civil Court, Constitutional...

Shareholders can purchase their arrested vessel

In a court decree, Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti authorised the private sale of an...

In a court decree, Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti authorised the...

Prohibitory injunction turned down because of alternative sufficient remedy

Warrant of prohibitory injunction is intended to block someone from doing something which would cause prejudice and damages

Warrant of prohibitory injunction is intended to block...

If there is sufficient guarantee, a precautionary warrant may be removed

Court pointed out that at the stage when warrants are filed, the court examines the claim on a prima facie level.

Court pointed out that at the stage when warrants are...

Constitutional Court is not for appeals but to ensure fair hearings

A constitutional action should not be used to appeal a judicial and...

A constitutional action should not be used to appeal a...

If you plead guilty, you accept the punishment awarded
Directors personally held responsible for company’s failings

Company failed to provided minimum level of safety for man who died in Libya.

Company failed to provided minimum level of safety for man...

Defendant gaming companies dissolved and consequently wound up

Plaintiff wanted court to dissolve and wind up gaming companies.

Plaintiff wanted court to dissolve and wind up gaming...

The taxman’s notice counts, even if you’re not home to get it

The Magistrate’s Court decided on 8 July 2013 that a Notice of Liquation sent...

The Magistrate’s Court decided on 8 July 2013 that a...

Even after selling car, licensee is responsible for payment of licences

Vehicle licensee is ultimately responsible for payment of past licences, even if car was sold to another person.

Vehicle licensee is ultimately responsible for payment of...

Court decides to recognise wisdom of technical expert

Court report by Joseph Mizzi

Court report by Joseph Mizzi

€23,293 deposit ruled refundable, not forfeited ‘kappara’

Court report by Greta Mifsud

Court report by Greta Mifsud

Fraudulent donation contracts thrown out

The Court concluded that the property in question was donated fraudulently and with the intention to prejudice the plaintiff’s rights which emanated from a...

The Court concluded that the property in question was...

When is a foreigner a tourist?

Appeals Court overturns guilty verdict that found a man guilty of renting a flat to a foreigner without an adequate licence.

Appeals Court overturns guilty verdict that found a man...

What’s in a name? The Oktoberfest claim

LBM Breweries failed to prove that the use of the name ‘Oktoberfest’,...

LBM Breweries failed to prove that the use of the name...

Limitations to the acquisition of property by prescription

If one holds property on behalf of someone else, then one cannot acquire it by...

If one holds property on behalf of someone else, then one...