Court Orders Kuwaiti Citizen To Pay Compensation Of KD 20,000 To Victim
The Civil Circuit of the Court of First Instance ordered a Kuwaiti citizen to pay KD 20,000 to the parents of his friend who died in a traffic accident caused by the citizen. According to the case file, the defendant was driving his car recklessly with the victim as his passenger when he met with an accident, which resulted in the death of the victim. Lawyer Abdullah Al-Alanda said the defendant was accused by the Traffic Misdemeanor Department of causing the death of his passenger, who is the son of the plaintiff. The court said the defendant has to pay compensation to the victim’s family since it is proven that he is responsible for the accident.
Refund appraisal sum’: The Administrative Court has instructed the Ministry of Finance to refund the appraisal sum in return for expropriation of a property whose value was reduced by the Objections Committee in favor of several real estate owners, reports Al-Qabas daily. The court affirmed the ministry is not authorized to submit an objection to compensation, rejecting a governmental request to declare the unconstitutionality of Article 16 of Law Number 33 for the year 1964 on the expropriation of properties. Commenting on the verdict, Attorney Dr Mohammad Monawer asserted the court won the legitimacy as it declared that the government’s defense with regard to the unconstitutionality of the article which limited the objection right to owners of real estates lacks merit.