Couple responsible for damages irrespective of subsequent separation
In a Court of Appeal judgement delivered on 11 December 2017, in Romina Sah Frendo and Chaudreamani Sah v Paul Cremona and Olena Volodymyrivna Caurana Verbytska, an...
Discrimination is the difference in treatment of the same situation
In a judgment delivered on 5 December in Mark Muscat v HSBC, it was held that when one alleges discrimination, one must prove there is a difference in how they are treated in...
Period of prescription may be interrupted even after it elapses

The facts of the case of Joginder Singh Dhingsa v Anthony Grech et. revolved...

The facts of the case of Joginder Singh Dhingsa v Anthony...

Party cannot be in default if time period within which to reply has not elapsed

In a family law dispute named AB v CB, the plaintiffs asked the court to remove the defendants' statement of defence and courter claim

In a family law dispute named AB v CB, the plaintiffs asked...

Parties may compete with different titles over the same properties

In a judgement delivered in Joseph Camilleri and Michael Camilleri v John Mary...

In a judgement delivered in Joseph Camilleri and Michael...

The repossession of a property must be clearly mentioned as an action of spoliation

Arnaud's mother lived in a property in Valletta but once she passed away, his sister changed the locks, not allowing him to enter

Arnaud's mother lived in a property in Valletta but...

When a customer tells a service provider to stop, it means stop

The Small Claims Tribunal ruled that with the expiration of a TV contract, it...

The Small Claims Tribunal ruled that with the expiration of...

When one plea may cancel another

A plea claiming that an action is time barred, may be cancelled if one pleads that the claim itself is overstated

A plea claiming that an action is time barred, may be...

Judicial review proceedings must commence within six months

The First Hall of the Civil Courts refused to consider whether the suspension...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts refused to consider...

An agreement must be kept, come what may

The Court of Appeal, presided by Mr Justice Anthony Ellul, ruled that an agreement of payment should be honoured, even if the services rendered were not...

The Court of Appeal, presided by Mr Justice Anthony Ellul,...

Serious lack of maintenance of rented premises may bring about eviction

'When a tenant fails to perform maintenance, which leads to serious damage to the rented property, then the tenant may be evicted from that property'

'When a tenant fails to perform maintenance, which...

Harassment takes place when there is a multitude of incidents

The Police V Tristan Tedesco - he was charged with having escaped from police...

The Police V Tristan Tedesco - he was charged with having...

Sentencing an under-aged person must be done with care

The Magistrates Court held that when a youth is being sentenced, the court must...

The Magistrates Court held that when a youth is being...

Eviction cannot be blocked by the Court, if it has already been carried out

The First Hall of the Civil Court turned down a warrant issue request of prohibitory injunction to block an eviction but the court marshals had already changed...

The First Hall of the Civil Court turned down a warrant...

Warrant of prohibitory injunction approved irrespective of special hypothec

A Magistrate’s Court upheld an application for a warrant of prohibitory injunction, even though the applicant had a special hypothec in his favour

A Magistrate’s Court upheld an application for a...

When buyer discovers defect, he must take legal action within six months

The Magistrates Court upheld a plea of prescription because the buyer of a car found out the defect well before the action was instituted

The Magistrates Court upheld a plea of prescription because...

Court rules that articles of law need not necessarily be mentioned at the conclusion of a judgment

A judgment is not null and void if the Court fails to mention all the articles of law in its conclusion, but are mentioned in other parts of the judgment

A judgment is not null and void if the Court fails to...

No revocation of garnishee order if filed correctly

If a garnishee order is filed according to law, then it should not be revoked,...

If a garnishee order is filed according to law, then it...

Allegation of payment must be proved

In the case where a plaintiff is seeking payment and the defendant alleges that the debt has been paid, the defendant must prove the payment

In the case where a plaintiff is seeking payment and the...

Vicarious liability in charge sheet must be indicated

A person who is being charged with a crime committed when holding a...

A person who is being charged with a crime committed...

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