No need to extend bid bond if it is not requested
The Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Public Contracts Review Board of 27 March, 2015 which held that the fact that the chosen contractor did not renew the bid bond, was...
Replacement of street lighting does not constitute spoliation
The First Hall of the Civil Court presided by Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi held that the fact that a local council replaced street lighting which was fixed on private property does...
Constitutional Court has jurisdiction to hear eviction case

The First Hall of the Civil Courts in its constitutional jurisdiction held that...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts in its constitutional...

Penalty clause must be applied according to the principles of equity

The Magistrates Court in Gozo decided that a penalty clause in a contract of...

The Magistrates Court in Gozo decided that a penalty clause...

Tribunal revokes Competition Office order

The Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal annulled an order of the Office...

The Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal annulled an...

Administrative Tribunal orders refund of VAT following a revision of business model

The Administrative Review Tribunal on 30 March, 2015 ruled that the VAT Department must overturn its decision not to give a VAT refund, after the owner of a...

The Administrative Review Tribunal on 30 March, 2015 ruled...

Probation is not excluded for long-serving prisoners

The Court of Criminal Appeal in Il-Pulizija –v- Alfred Bugeja and Clive...

The Court of Criminal Appeal in Il-Pulizija –v-...

Holder of bills of exchange may take legal action

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that the holder of bills of exchange is...

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that the holder of...

Judge dismisses challenge

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 13 March, 2015 dismissed a plea that challenged the judge presiding the case Martin Cassano v Alessandro sive Sandro...

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 13 March, 2015...

Court declares it has no jurisdiction to decide on rent due

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale held that the court was not competent at law to...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale held that the court was not...

Court confirms that case was already decided

The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Mr Justice G....

The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio...

Court allows daughter to retain mother’s surname after father recognises her at 15 years old

The Civil Court (Family Section) in a judgement on 29 October, 2014 allowed a 15-year-old daughter to retain her mother’s surname, even though her father...

The Civil Court (Family Section) in a judgement on 29...

Tribunal rules it is competent to decide on claims deriving from leases

A Small Claims Tribunal presided by Dr Censu Galea, in Anthony and Mary Dolores Montebello -v- Falk Lindner and Jaynell Lindner, held on 17 February that...

A Small Claims Tribunal presided by Dr Censu Galea, in...

Heirs block testamentary executor

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 9 February, 2015 upheld a request to block a testamentary executor from carrying out his duties in lieu of a pending court...

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 9 February, 2015...

Court divides price of ship among creditors

Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case Dr Kris Borg -v- Piraeus Bank AE et on...

Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case Dr Kris Borg -v-...

DNA establishes paternity of child

A man proved that he is the natural father of a child in a DNA test, and also by confirming that he fathered the child.

A man proved that he is the natural father of a child...

Court turns down damages case due to lack of evidence

The magistrates court rejected a request to award damages because it was not...

The magistrates court rejected a request to award damages...

Court sticks to tenant’s and landlord’s initial intentions

Mr Justice Lawrence Mintoff in the First Hall of the Civil Courts, decided on...

Mr Justice Lawrence Mintoff in the First Hall of the Civil...

Court rules on the abandonment of a case

A court handing down judgement on 5 January, 2015, held that even if the defendants do not object to the plaintiffs asking the court to reappoint a case,...

A court handing down judgement on 5 January, 2015,...

Accountant blocks sale of Jerma Palace Hotel

The First Hall of the Civil Courts, presided by Ms Justice Jacqueline Padovani...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts, presided by Ms Justice...

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