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Emadueddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
An insurance company will now pay Dhs150,000 in compensation to a delivery driver after he was hit by a vehicle insured by the company, the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance has ruled.
The forensic report revealed the accident caused the driver a permanent disability of 45% on the lower left side that will prevent him from working.
The driver responsible for the accident was found guilty and a verdict passed against him was upheld by the appellate court.
The insurance company was ordered to pay the victim Dhs150,000 after his lawyer submitted a memorandum requesting the company to pay Dhs200,000 in compensation, with a legal interest of 9%, in addition to case and lawyer fees.
In July, a landmark judgement ordering a UAE-based bank to pay Dhs5m to a customer swindled out of his life savings in a Sim card swap scam, was upheld by Dubai Appeal Court.
Last October, Dubai Commercial Court had found the local bank responsible for the victim’s personal details being leaked and his money being stolen. Ghassan El Daye, Partner and head of litigation Middle East with the UK-based law firm Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) who is representing the victim, said the case dates back to 2017 when his client who once lived and worked in the UAE, was unable to withdraw cash due to insufficient funds.
“Our client had come back on a visit to the UAE in May 2017 to discover his account was empty,” said El Daye.
At the bank, the man was informed his account had been closed and was advised by bank employees to file a criminal case.
“But pursuing a civil claim against the bank to win his money back was a recommendation from our CRS team including myself,” said El Daye.
Despite the bank’s argument insisting on the issue being the account holder’s responsibility since he possessed the original SIM card and PIN number, and had failed to object to the transactions within 30 days from reviewing his account statement, the court ruled in the man’s favour.
A cleaner in Abu Dhabi will be receiving a compensation of Dh1.5million from a construction company, based on orders from Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation, after an iron from a building under construction fell on him.
The Court ordered the confiscation of all devices used to commit the crimes, as well as the wiping of all data produced by the defendant, as well as the closing of all accounts associated to the defendant.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld the sentencing of two customer service employees at a government entity to one year in jail each and a fine of Dhs150,000.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), praised the achievements made by the university throughout its pioneering career, which included great development in all scientific, academic, research, administrative and other fields, which brought it to high international ratings.
Two Africans and two Asians killed a guard at a site under construction after gagging and tying him down while he was sleeping to steal electrical cables. The Criminal Court sentenced the two Africans to seven years in jail and sentenced the Asian ones to three years in jail. The Court of Appeal, however, increased the sentence to 10 years against the two Africans and to five years against the two Asians.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld an appeal verdict obligating a man to pay his ex-wife Dhs3,100,000.
The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has announced the opening of registrations for the Sharjah Children’s Book Award and SCRF Visually Impaired Book Award. The deadline for receiving entries for both the awards is Sunday, March 13, 2022.