Court Sentenced A Tenant To Pay KD 12500 Compensation
The Commercial Circuit of the Court of First Instance issued a verdict that invalidated an investment contract and obliged an undisclosed company to pay KD 12,500 to the complainant a tenant. During the court session, the defense counsel of the tenant Lawyer Mohammad Khalil Al-Qattan proved that Article 209 of Civil Law stipulates that, in binding contracts between two parties, if one party fails to honor its obligations towards the other party, the law allows the other party to seek annulment of the contract from the court. Based on this, the lawyer stressed that the contract should be annulled and considered nonexistent. He urged the court to oblige the defaulting party to refund KD 12,000 to his client along with compensation for material and moral damages his client incurred. Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Family Section in the Court of First Instance which ordered a Kuwaiti woman to pay KD 5,001 compensation to her estranged husband for failure to implement the visitation judgment. According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff’s lawyer — Attorney Mubarak Al-Khashab, the woman had to pay compensation since she deprived the man of his right to visit their children. The woman appealed the previous ruling citing wrong application of the law and misleading information but Al-Khashab urged the court to dismiss the appeal, asserting the previous judgment was correct based on available facts and documents.