(MENAFN - Arab Times) Attorney Zaid Al-Khabbaz filed a case on behalf of a female student against the rector of Kuwait University as well as against Minister of Education for the cancellation of the rector's decision to withdraw the plaintiff's scholarship and her application as faculty member within Kuwait University.
Al-Khabbaz said in his lawsuit that the student received an academic license from Kuwait University to teach in kindergarten section. She was also recruited as a lecturer and member of teaching staff in Faculty of Education, with the provision to travel to USA for a 5-year scholarship for Masters and Doctorate degrees. However, the rector issued a decision to withdraw her scholarship and cancel her recruitment.
Al-Khabbaz added that the decision is against law as it lacks sufficient reasons; moreover, there is no benefit from withdrawing her scholarship or canceling her profession despite the fact that she meets all the requirements for the scholarship.He demanded the withdrawal of the decision made by the rector to enable the student to resume her scholarship and profession.
Verdict upheld: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Yusuf Al-Haddad, upheld the verdict of the First Instance Court, which had previously dismissed a petition for the National Takaful Insurance Company to pay KD8,400 to a restaurant drive-thru employee.
Case files indicate the plaintiff sued the company due to the permanent disability he suffered when a customer held his hand, drove-off and let go of his hand, so he fell on the road. The Court of First Instance imposed one month imprisonment on the driver and ordered him to pay KD100 for stopping the execution of the ruling.
Attorney Ahmad Al-Qatami, lawyer for the company, argued in court the incident had nothing to do with the insurance company because the action is personal; hence, the plaintiff should personally address the driver of the car rather than filing a lawsuit against the company.
The higher court ruled in favor of the company and dismissed the lawsuit due to lack of legal merit.