Criminal inconvenience must be grave, continuous and intense
Usta was accused of operating a loud speaker, gramophone, amplifier etc and causing a nuisance to a neighbour. The Magistrates in July 2017 found the accused guilty of the charge...
Prohibitory injunction upheld only if it protects right
The Court turned down the application to issue the warrant of prohibitory injunction against the PSC
Constitutional Court confirms unjust nature of band club rental laws, raises compensation sums

his case was an appeal by the defendants who held that the decision taken by both the First Hall Civil Court as well as the Court of Appeal contained...

his case was an appeal by the defendants who held that the...

Court confirms revocation of pension  and refund of pensionable funds

The Director General has the responsibility to decide to revoke a pension...

The Director General has the responsibility to decide...

Housewife and pensioner still entitled to permanent disability compensation following accident

The Civil Court held in its judgement that the driver who hit a pedestrian should still have used better judgment, even though she was blinded by...

The Civil Court held in its judgement that the driver...

Communication undertakings such as Vodafone to continue paying the cost of legal interception obligations

The Court concluded that the only way by which the Authorities could be found to have abused their position and implemented an ultra...

The Court concluded that the only way by which the...

Carpenter has to pay for difference of prices for replacement works

The Magistrate’s Court in Gozo ordered a carpenter to pay for the...

The Magistrate’s Court in Gozo ordered a carpenter to...

Trial periods for new employees are subject to the law

The Police had accused Khalifa, an owner of a business, with failing to pay the...

The Police had accused Khalifa, an owner of a business,...

Agricultural lease is terminated  due to illegal construction

The defendants filed a statement of defence and in it they claimed that the...

The defendants filed a statement of defence and in it they...

Court highlights importance of accuracy on charge sheet in criminal proceedings; the absence of which will free defendant

Unless the evidence produced, and the charges brought correspond to what is on the charge sheet, then the Court is obliged to dismiss the claim

Unless the evidence produced, and the charges brought...

When landlord offers tenant alternative accommodation, this has to be done in good faith

Article 9(a) of the Reletting of Urban Property (Regulation) Ordinance allows the owner to take back the property for his own requirements and this must be in...

Article 9(a) of the Reletting of Urban Property...

Court explains elements of Article 495A allowing co-owners to bring action for the sale of a property in cases of disagreement

The particular elements of this section in the Civil Code were explained by Honourable Judge Mark Chetcuti in the case of Abela Carmelo Et Vs Abela Fiorella,...

The particular elements of this section in the Civil Code...

When parties create a contract it should be presumed that only that which was written was intended to form part of the agreement

The Court heard the facts presented by the parties, which explained that the two band clubs, both found in Hal Qormi, had created a contract in 1999 in order...

The Court heard the facts presented by the parties, which...

Court denies that man who was passed a bag of drugs by girlfriend was guilty of possession

The Court, in looking at the evidence, commented on how the plaintiff had not been properly afforded the guarantee to legal representation when he was being...

The Court, in looking at the evidence, commented on how the...

Refund of deposit takes place when promise of sale expires

The Court ordered that a deposit paid on a promise of sale of a property be...

The Court ordered that a deposit paid on a promise of sale...

Lessees may lose their rights to agricultural land if farms and/or any other integral buildings are not maintained

The Court heard the counterclaim by the defendants who stated that the farm had been severely damaged by a storm and through no fault of their own 

The Court heard the counterclaim by the defendants who...

An agreement for payment of debt contradicts claim for non-execution of bill of exchange due to grave circumstances

The action was instituted following a judicial letter which George Spiteri filed against the Club and Micallef to pay five bills of exchange

The action was instituted following a judicial letter which...

Attorney General’s newest procedural right to appeal to find retroactive application

The Court explained that procedural criminal law has effective and immediate application, meaning that the procedures become effective even to proceedings that...

The Court explained that procedural criminal law has...

DNA is not the only evidence to establish the paternity of a child

In the absence of DNA, declaration of the parents of a child could be...

In the absence of DNA, declaration of the parents of a...

Plaintiffs’ plea will be rejected when claims are not directed towards ‘proper and relevant’ defendant

 The plaintiff held that he had purchased a property on the island and had engaged a contractor to carry out scheduled works which were not completed on...

 The plaintiff held that he had purchased a property...

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