Court News Mauritius

Debarred barrister Hurnam can lodge his plaint without an Attorney

A person has the right to lodge a plaint before the District Court and the Intermediate Court without having recourse to the services of an Attorney at Law.

26 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sued for damaging ex-MP Sheila Grenade’s car, MMM MP Barbier can stand trial

Present MMM member of the National Assembly, Jean-Claude Barbier, can stand trial in the case of police against with the offence of damaging the motor vehicle of former MSM member of the National Assembly, and now labour sympathiser, Sheila Grenade.

26 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Supreme Court rules defendant is owner of land in litigation

The litigation between the two parties concerning the ownership of a portion of land of an extent of 10 and 1/4 perches situated at corner Labourdonnais and Boulangerie Streets, Mahebourg, has turned to the advantage of the defendant, Françoise Amélie Blais.

26 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Inspector Dussoye’s constitutional right not undermined

Magistrate Prithiviraj Balluck sitting at the District Court of Port Louis (South) has last week ruled out the motion raised by a Police Inspector, Balmick Dussoye, for a stay of prosecution on a charge of non-registration of a vehicle he bought.

19 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Oshi V. Atics Ltd guilty for failing to ensure workers’ safety

The Vice President of the Industrial Court, Mrs Ratna Seetohul-Toolsee, has found guilty Oshi V. Atics Ltd, the accused company, for having failed to ensure the safety and health at work of its employees in breach of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHI) Act.

05 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

IT analyst guilty of giving instruction to steal school computers

In a ruling delivered on 28 August 2014, Magistrate Niroshinee Ramsoondar, sitting at the Intermediate Criminal Court, has found Jean Karel Herminette, a computer analyst, guilty under three counts of information:

05 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DBM and DBM Ltd same entity, rules Appeal Court

In a judgment delivered on 27 August 2014, the Appeal Court, having on the bench Justices Ashraf Caunhye and David Chan Kan Cheong, has allowed the appeal of the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) and quashed the ruling of the Intermediate Court (Civil Division) pronounced in favour of the respondent,…

05 Sep 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DPP wins appeal for appropriate sentence for illegal betting

In a judgment delivered on 20 August 2014, Justices David Chan Kan Cheong and Benjamin Marie Joseph sitting on appeal have allowed the appeal lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) contesting the dismissal of the information against the respondent, Jean Jacques Collet, by the District Court of Pamplemousses.

29 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Supreme Court dismisses ‘frivolous, vexatious and ill-advised’ case

Justice David Chan Kam Cheong, sitting at the Supreme Court of Mauritius, in a judgment delivered on 20 August, has dismissed the Plaint with Summons lodged by the plaintiffs, the Emambux family namely Mrs Sabi, Bibi Anjirah, Aneza, Meheroon Nessan and Arshad against the defendants, Bibi Tahera Emambux, Ibn Saoud…

29 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Rose acquitted under four counts but found guilty under two other counts

The President of the Intermediate Court Criminal Division, Magistrate Véronique Kwok Yin Siong Yen, in a judgment delivered on 14 August has dismissed the information contained in counts 1 to 4 against Yannick Jonathan Rose and found him guilty under counts 5 and 6.

22 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Fake landowner found guilty of swindling

Magistrate Wendy V. Rangan sitting at the Intermediate Court, in a judgment delivered on 18 August, has found the accused Bissoondeo Luchmun guilty with the offence of swindling in breach of section 330 (1) of the Criminal.

22 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Top FM loses case against presenter David Desmarais

Top FM Ltd lost its case against the journalist-presenter, Louis Aldo David Desmarais, sued for breach of contract. In a ruling delivered last week, the Intermediate Civil Court, having on the bench Magistrate Maryse Panglose-Cala, has refused to accede to the demand of private radio Top FM that the defendant…

15 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DPP loses appeal, singer Nitish Joganah cleared of drug trafficking

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) lost his case against singer Nitish Joganah contesting the latter’s acquittal, after he was sued for the offence of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. In a judgment delivered last week, the appeal Bench consisting of Justices Saheeda Peeroo and Nirmala Devat has…

15 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Council loses case against MC Vision for non-payment of trade fees

Acting District Magistrate Padmini D. Mauree sitting at the district Court of Rose-Hill has dismissed the case against MC Vision following an information lodged by the Municipality of Quatre- Bornes for failing to pay to the local authority such fees as may be prescribed by the Council whilst carrying out…

08 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Lavigilante couple to compensate neighbour for encroachment

Gérard Philippe and Gladys Lavigilante, the next door neighbours of Georges Alain Magic, have been ordered by the Intermediate Court Civil Division to compensate Rs 55,000 to the latter for having encroached on the land of their neighbour on a perimeter of 5.25 metres.

08 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Joel Rey loses two appeals against Fair Rent Tribunal

The appeal Court, having on the bench Justices Saheeda Peeroo and Prithiviraj Fekna has, last week, upheld the ruling of the Fair Rent Tribunal concerning the “market rent of the ground floor of a building consisting of six floors in the centre of Curepipe at Rs 45 square foot in two appeals…

01 Aug 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DPP obtains annulation of acquittal of Air Mauritius employee

The Appeal Court has last week allowed the appeal lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) contesting the acquittal by the District Court of Mahebourg of Miss Mary Joyce Chan Sow, a Customer Service Assistant at Air Mauritius, who, at the material time was working at the Transit Check-in…

18 Jul 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Pick N Eat Ltd fined Rs 5,000 for breach of Food Act

Justices Saheeda Peeroo and Saheed Bhaukaurally sitting on appeal have upheld the ruling of the District Court of Port Louis convicting Pick “N” Eat Ltd, the company which holds Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise, to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 after it was found guilty with the offence of selling food…

11 Jul 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sentence for issuing a disallowed cheque maintained

The Appeal Court, having on the bench Justices Ashraf Caunhye and Prithiviraj Fekna, has last week upheld the judgment of the District Court of Pamplemousses, convicting Jean-Jacques Desiré Constant to three months imprisonment, after the appellant was found guilty of the offence of issuing a cheque without provision in breach…

11 Jul 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sabapathee sees sentence halved by Privy Council

The judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) in a ruling delivered on 25 June has reduced the three year-sentence inflicted by the Intermediate Court on D. Sabapathee, the son of late bodybuilder and an ex-Mr Mauritius, Rajen Sabapathee, to 18 months’ imprisonment after the appellant was found guilty for …

04 Jul 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday