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Report: Fist fight at the law courts

Two men were imprisoned this morning after a fierce fist-fight with another man right in front of a Magistrate in the law courts this morning. The incident took place at about 10 a.m. An eye-witness said that at the end of a court hearing, the accused in a dispute between two families was fined and…

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Report: Court upholds photographers’ breach of copyright claim

Three photographers had a breach of copyright claim upheld by the court, which found in their paper and ordered a newspaper to pay them a total of €1,200. Applicants Roland Camilleri, Malcolm Bezzina and Peter Tonna told the court that they were photographers with a special interest in aviation and that their works were protected…

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Report: First divorce in Maltese history granted today

The first divorce in Malta was granted today by the Family Court after necessary conditions for marriage dissolution were considered satisfactory by Madame Justice Abigail Lofaro. The newly divorced couple, left unnamed in the online publication of the final judgment, had been living apart for 21 years since the date of their legal separation and…

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Injured Maltese employee sues toy maker Playmobil

Toy maker Playmobil was today sued by an employee who was injured at the Maltese plant in March 2009. The employee claimed that he suffered an amputation of his left ring finger when he was injured on duty at the company’s Ħal Far factory. In his writ, filed today by lawyers Dr. Aron Mifsud Bonnici…

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Church radio journalist claims discrimination

A journalist with the Church-run media RTK yesterday claimed she was subjected to political discrimination during the selection process for an editor for the radio station and the online edition. In her application to the Industrial Tribunal, Sabrina Agius, who still works for the company, also claimed bullying, intimidation and harassment by her superiors during…

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No flood of divorce requests expected

Malta’s divorce law comes into force tomorrow but few couples are ready to head to court just yet, according to three family lawyers, who are receiving numerous requests for legal advice, particularly on child maintenance. Come Monday, when the law courts open for business, it is unlikely there will be a rush to file the…

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Marsa council files protest against proposed waste plant

The Marsa council filed a judicial protest claiming that the proposed waste treatment facility in the locality could lead to irreparable damage to the health of residents and the environment. The local council filed the protest against WasteServ Malta Limited, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (Mepa) and the health and environment ministers. The Marsa…

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Three councils file protest over transfer of wardens’ administration

Three local councils yesterday filed a judicial protest claiming that a new system under which the regional committees will handle the administration of local wardens will be prejudicial to them because of outstanding contracts. The Marsa, Valletta and Floriana councils filed the protest against the Prime Minister, the south east region committee and the Local…

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Man denies seeking sex from his alleged blackmailer

A vegetable hawker has denied that he had sought sex from 3 women who are accused of extorting him, as the compilation of evidence continued in Court today. The 3 women – a mother, her sister and her daughter – allegedly blackmailed the man out of over €15,000 in 2009.The mother reportedly owed him €600,…

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