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Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici yesterday said that a Bill to amend the Civil Code would introduce new schemes relating to damages in traffic or industrial accidents that were due to carelessness. Piloting the Bill, the minister said the amendments would affect actual losses and expenses, loss of actual wages or other earnings, loss of future earnings arising from any permanent disability, non-pecuniary losses and future expenses necessary for medical treatment, care or assistance. The current legislation did not cover non-pecuniary losses.


Law not in breach of landowner’s rights

Created on Monday, 28 March 2011 21:09

A Constitutional Court has overturned a previous ruling which decreed that the law allowing the conversion of a long lease from temporary to perpetual breached human rights. The case hinges on a constitutional application filed in 1999 by John and Anna Grima. They complained that a tenant, who had built a house on their land in Gozo leased to him on a temporary emphyteusis of 99 years, was allowed to convert the lease to a perpetual one under section 12 of the Housing Decontrol Ordinance, depriving them of their right to the property or proper compensation.


Unfairly dismissed employee awarded €34,000

Created on Friday, 25 March 2011 15:44

A former Casino di Venezia employee who had been unfairly dismissed following a wild party in 2006 was this morning awarded €34,000 in damages by an Industrial Tribunal. Italian Edoardo Babato filed his case against the casino following his dismissal, claiming that he had always done his duties well and he had not been given any warnings.


Correct procedure to follow on the loss of benefit of time

Created on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 15:30

The First Hall Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Raymond C. Pace on February 24, 2011, in the case “Anthony Abela & Venues Company Ltd vs Ronald Cordina and, by decree of July 8, 2010, Lombard Bank (Malta) plc was joined to the proceedings” held, among other things, that Mr Cordina as creditor should have first obtained a judicial declaration that his debtor, Mr Abela, had lost the benefit of time under a contract dated May 30, 2008, and that as a result the company was obliged to pay as guarantor.


Gaining momentum for the European Culture Capital

Created on Saturday, 05 March 2011 18:57

The legacy of having Malta as European Culture Capital was something to look forward to but the country had to see beyond 2019 and consider the environmental, social and cultural impact of the event, Culture Parliamentary Secretary Mario de Marco said.


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