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MENAFN - Arab News - 29/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Arab News) The Administration Circle of the Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Adel Al- Juwaid ordered a big car company to pay compensation of KD 2,000 to a Kuwaiti citizen, thereby amending the verdict of the lower court, which had obligated the company to pay a compensation of KD 400. According to the case files, the citizen through his Lawyer Mariam Al- Bahr filed a case against the company after discovering a grave fault in the tyres of a 2012-model German car that he bought from the company, which did not meet necessary safety standards. Lawyer Al-Bahr filed the case against the company and its manager for intentionally duping her client by attempting to hide the specification details of the product the company was selling. Based on this case, the lower court had convicted the company and ordered it to pay a fine.

Later, Lawyer Al-Bahr filed a civil compensation case against the company and its manager for the physical and moral damages her client suffered for which the lower court obligated the defendants to pay a sum of KD 400 to the plaintiff. She appealed against the lower court ruling, stressing that the compensation was not properly estimated, as the defendants had directly breached the law and must therefore bear full consequence of their mistake in this regard. The court rejected the appeal because the company and its manager are not responsible for the fault discovered in the car. However, the court amended the lower court's verdict concerning the fine, ordering the defendants to pay a fine of KD 2,000 instead of KD 400.

 


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