Court News Mauritius

Dragon Electronics Ltd wins its case against employee

Magistrate Ratna Seetohul-Toolsee, the Vice-President of the Industrial Court has last week dismissed the plaint for severance allowance for unjust dismissal entered by Mamade Parvez Choychoo against his employer, Dragon Electronics Ltd. The Magistrate has concluded that the contract of employment linking both parties no longer exists.

20 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Wrongly sued in his own name, Ramful acquitted

The Prosecution was wrong to have prosecuted Harish Ramful in his personal name in a case of alleged swindling. Accordingly, the charge under counts 1,2,3,4 and 8 has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt.

20 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DPP wins appeal in drunk-driving case

Accused Ram Mohun pleaded guilty and was found guilty before the District Court of Rose-Hill for driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration in his blood exceeding the prescribed limit in breach of sections 123F (1) (a0 (3) (5 and 52 of the Road Traffic Act at Royal Road, Rose-Hill.

13 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sentence halved for imprudent driver

Appellant Koomara Mootoosamy was convicted before the Intermediate Court for the offences of involuntary homicide by imprudence and failing to report a fatal road accident which occurred at La Marie Road, Quinze cantons, Vacoas.

06 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Pandit wins appeal in false prescription affidavit case

The Appeal Court constituting of Justices A.R. Hajee Abdoula and Nirmala Devat has last week allowed the appeal lodged by Madoorow Ragoo, a Pandit and a former Oriental language school teacher for having solemnly affirmed a false affidavit of prescription in breach of section 195 of the Court Act.

06 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

ICAC ex-Deputy Chief loses damages claim

In a judgment delivered last week, Justice Nirmala Devat, sitting at the Supreme Court, has dismissed with costs the plaint for damages to the tune of Rs 100 million entered by Gérard Bisasur, the former Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) against his former employer.

06 Jun 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Industrial Court rejects application for new

Magistrate Patrick Kam Sing, the President of the Industrial Court, has last week rejected the application for new trial lodged by the defendant, Family World Ltd, against Pak Kian Lee Fong, the plaintiff, who has been awarded a sum of Rs 246,065 inclusive of the sum of Rs 229,095 as…

30 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Government and Man Hin Bros lose against Board of Assessment

The sale price of a portion of land of an extent of 97 square metres situated at Camp Benoît, Petite Rivière, acquired by the Ministry of Housing and Lands under compulsory acquisition from the appellant, Man Hin Bros Industries Ltd, in order to accommodate a bus lay-by on it, has…

30 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Plaintiff and defendant to compensate each other

Visionphone Contractor Ltd and Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd will have to compensate each other following a judgment delivered last week by Justice Abdulraffick Hamuth sitting at the Supreme Court (Commercial Division).

30 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Appeal Court upholds sentence for mortal aggression of P.C. Darga

Justices Ashraf Caunhye and Prithiviraj Fekna, sitting on appeal have last week dismissed the appeal lodged by R. Reedoo and upheld the judgment of the Intermediate Court convicting the appellant to 5 years’ penal servitude, after he was found guilty of wounds and blows causing death without the intention to…

23 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Court refuses to award any cent to ISM Ltd

ISM Ltd will have not even a cent for the damages it has claimed from Palco Waterproofing Ltd and La Prudence Mauricienne Assurance Ltée.

23 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Court decrees Angteeah as lawful owner of lease

In a judgment delivered last week, Justice Saheed Bhaukaurally, sitting at the Supreme Court, has decreed that the plaintiff, Maya Devi Angteeah, a Mauritian citizen married to a French national, is the lawful owner of the building and leasehold rights in respect of the land of 1266.20 square metres –Lot…

16 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Sentence for corrupt Customs : Officer upheld on appeal

The Court of Criminal Appeal having on the bench Justices Ashraf Caunhye and Nirmal Devat has, last week, upheld the judgment of the intermediate Court convicting the appellant Amber Kumar Joymungul to 12 months’ imprisonment and to pay Rs 500 costs, after he was found guilty for an offence of bribery…

16 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Teenager refused bail in sequestration case

The Bail and Remand Court, having on the Bench the Acting Senior magistrate Padmini D. Mauree has last week refused the release of a teenager who is being sued for alleged sequestration of a 10-year-old girl even if the accused possesses a clean record.

09 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Magistrate non-suits plaint for damages

Acting Magistrate Mrs S.D. Bonomally, sitting at the Intermediate Civil Court has last week, non-suited the plaint with summons lodged by Vinod Heerooa claiming Rs 300,000 against Geeanduth Subhagahir as damages, allegedly in view of the prejudice he has suffered as a result of the false and malicious declaration made…

09 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

DCL to pay ICTA Rs 20 million

The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court having on the bench the Acting Chief Justice, Paul Lam Shang Leen, has last week ordered Data Communication Ltd to pay to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) the sum of Rs 20,672,135.80 inclusive of surcharges for late payment, with costs.

09 May 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

No confusion between XIA clothes and XIA foods, rules Judge

There can be no confusion in the public mind between the trademark XIA used by the plaintiff, Smart for Success Ltd, for its garments put on sale in its shop at La Mivoie, Black River, and the signboard XIA for a Chinese restaurant at Bagatelle Mall operated by the defendant,…

25 Apr 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Lacharmante and Raphael jailed for drug importation

Maie Cora Claudia Lacharmante and Véronique Géraldine Raphael, who each stood charged under one count of information with the offence of wilfully, unlawfully and knowingly possessing dangerous drugs namely, heroin contained in 478.5 grams of an off white powder enclosed in 10 black tape parcels, for the purpose of delivering in…

25 Apr 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Disciplinary proceedings against barrister Teeluckdharry to continue

The disciplinary proceedings against barrister Mr Kalidass Sanjeev Teeluckdharry before the Supreme Court have not been struck out following a motion entered by the latter’s counsel moving that the disciplinary proceedings be discontinued on the grounds previously communicated to the Court in a letter dated 8 October 2013 which were…

18 Apr 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday

Case non-suited: Plaintiff wrongly directed claim

The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, having on the bench Justice Gérard Angoh, has non-suited the claim of Hassen Taher Seafoods Mauritius Ltd for the sum of Rs 862,858.00 against Compagnie Marmites des Iles Ltée for goods sold and delivered on the ground that the plaintiff company has wrongly…

11 Apr 2014, Le Defi News on Sunday