Court News Mauritius

Conviction upheld for larceny and possession of stolen goods

A.J.L.Tallot lost a second time, this time before the Appeal Court. In a judgment delivered last week, Justices Ashraf Caunhye and Abdulrafick Hamuth sitting on appeal have dismissed his appeal with costs.

12 Dec 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Seizure of Mercedes car in alleged fiscal fraud upheld

In an interlocutory ruling delivered a couple of days, Justice Nirmala Devat, sitting in Chambers, has upheld the decision of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) to seize the Mercedes car of Ashis Seeburrun at the domicile of Thierry Lagesse.

12 Dec 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Motion to strike out charge against PI Moorghen rejected

Magistrate Meenakshi Bhogun-Ramjutton sitting at the District Court of Rodrigues (Port Mathurin) has two weeks ago overruled the motion to strike out the provisional charges leveled against Police Inspector Rajesh Moorghen, who is answering three provisional charges set down in two distinct provisional information both lodged on 28 March 2014.

05 Dec 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Mauritius Union to pay MCB Rs 48 M as bank robbery insurance

Justice Abdool Raffick Hamuth, sitting at the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, has ordered the Mauritius Union Assurance to pay to the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd the sum of Rs 48.8 million out of the Rs 51,800,000 which was stolen from the plaintiff’s Port Louis main branch vault following…

05 Dec 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

MHC through procedural error on its part loses against MCB

The Mauritius Housing Company Ltd (MHC) has lost its case against the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) for the reimbursement of a loan contracted by Ghalea and Yasmina Aubeeluck in 2004. In a judgment delivered last week by the Supreme Court, Justice Iqbal Maghooa has concluded that the MHC has…

05 Dec 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Mother obtains divorce but loses custody of children

Justice Rita Teeluck sitting at the Family Division of the Supreme Court in a ruling delivered last week has granted the custody of two minor daughters to their father with a right of visit for the mother who entered a divorce petition against her husband and prayed for the custody…

28 Nov 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Court refuses injunction to suspend Rs 1,500 candidate deposit

Justice Nirmala Devat, sitting in Chambers, has last week refused to issue an interim writ of injunction against the Republic of Mauritius ordering the Electoral Commissioner to suspend the increase in the amount of the prescribed deposit of Rs 250 to that of Rs 1,500, which represents an increase of…

28 Nov 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Custody of girls to mother, father to pay Rs 6,000 alimony

Justice Rita Teelock sitting at the Supreme Court has granted the custody of two girls, who were living with their father, to their mother. Furthermore the Judge has ordered the father to pay to the mother a monthly alimony of Rs 6,000 as from the end of November 2014 for…

14 Nov 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Disciplinary proceedings maintained for medical negligence

The Appeal Court having on the Bench Justices Nirmala Devat and Shaheed Bhaukaurally has dismissed with costs the appeal lodged by Dr Ah Piang Ng Kuet Leong contesting the decision of the Judge in Chambers setting aside an application for an interim injunction restraining and prohibiting:

14 Nov 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Motorcyclist victim incapacitated at 70% awarded Rs 1.4 M

Justice A.F. Chui Yew Cheong sitting at the Supreme Court Civil Division has last week granted damages amounting to Rs 1,418,000 to motorcyclist Deolall Dindoyal, the victim of a severe road accident which occurred on 13 September 2001.

07 Nov 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Stevenhills Ltd to pay 50,000 fine for Contempt of Court

Stevenhills Ltd has been convicted to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 with costs for Contempt of Court on account of failure to comply with a judgment of the Judge in Chambers delivered on 14 January 2013.

24 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sugar sector : 14% salary hike maintained on appeal

The Chief Justice, Keshoe Parsad Matadeen and Justice Ashraf Caunhy, sitting on appeal have last week set aside with costs the application for Judicial Review lodged by the Cane Growers Association against a decision of the Employment Relation Tribunal (ERT) to extend an award which granted salary increase of 14% to…

24 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Full Bench orders fresh trial in sex abuse case

The Full Bench of the Supreme Court, consisting of the Senior Puisne Judge Eddy Balancy and Justices Saheeda Peeroo and Prithiviraj Fekna, in a ruling delivered last week, has declared the trial of the appellant, Ashok Kumar Jeetah, to be a nullity and remitted the case for a fresh trial…

24 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Plaintiff loses against State because of procedural error

The Intermediate Court having on the bench Magistrate Maryse Panglose-Cala has set aside the plaint with summons entered by Satyaveer Kallychurn, an inhabitant of Belle Etoile, Coromandel, Beau Bassin, against the State of Mauritius, represented by the Attorney general, the Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health and Quality of…

17 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Rs 2 M damages for 18% incapacity

François Joseph Charles Pilot, who was severely burned in both legs in the course of a visit within the boundaries of Mount Sugar Estate when he fell in a heap of burning matter, has been awarded moral damages to the tune of Rs 2 million by the Supreme Court last week.

17 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

CEB loses against First Restaurant, sued for fraudulent abstract of electricity

The Central Electricity Board (CEB) has lost its plaint against Société Henry Ng Ha Kwong which is the proprietor of Restaurant First situated in China Town claiming Rs 459,864 being the amount due resulting from fraudulent abstraction of electricity.

10 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Rs 150,000 damages to injured lady

Bibi Feroza Johar, a resident of Hitchcock Avenue, Rose-Hill, who was severely wounded by a car while she was standing at the entrance of her residence, has obtained Rs 150,000 as damages at the Intermediate Civil Court.

10 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Senior Postal Executive to pay damages for insulting disabled colleague

Rajendra Jebodh, a Senior Postal Executive attached to the Office of Exchange, Foreign Section, Mauritius Post Ltd will have to pay damages amounting to Rs 75,000 for having insulted and humiliated Premnath Burhoo, one of his subordinates, a physically handicapped person since childhood, now retired.

10 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Attorney Leclézio loses against four non-paying clients

Attorney-at-law Jean Marie Leclézio has been unsuccessful in his claim against four of his clients, namely Jean Pierre Robert Le Maire, Jocelyne Le Maire, Sun Long Chen Hum Yuen and Marie Eva Bathfield, who had retained his services to appear for them in a number of cases after having signed…

03 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Court refuses damages to victim of infidelity rumour

Oomah Devi Emraj has claimed before the Intermediate Civil Court Rs 500,000 as damages from Biswajeet Rughoo for having acted maliciously and imprudently by circulating false and malicious rumours about her, accusing her of having extra marital affairs and for having informed the latter’s husband of this rumour.

03 Oct 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday