This case is brought where a claimant suffered harm to their personal property because of the actions of the respondent. Property can include an automobile, a fence, a tree, a home, wedding pictures, or any other possession. The harm must have been suffered less than 3 years before filing the case. To determine the compensation, the court can look at the replacement value of the property, cost of repairs, loss of use until repaired or replaced, or, in the case of very personal items (e.g., wedding pictures), by subjective testimony as to sentimental value. The court’s remedy is to restore the claimant to the position he or she was in had the harm not occurred which will be paid by the respondent.
Compensation for personal injuryHK Law2021-07-26T14:38:36+03:00
This case is brought where a claimant has suffered a physical, emotional or financial injury because of the actions of the respondent. The harm must have been suffered less than 3 years before filing the case. The actions of the respondent might be intentional, negligent or in some cases strictly determined by law. Such injuries could arise from trespass, nuisance, assault, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, road accidents, factory accidents, animal bites, bad food, manufacturing defects and several others. The court will consider things such as loss of earnings, property damage, medical expenses, pain, suffering, and emotional distress in making its award. The court’s remedy is for the respondent to pay the awarded money award to the claimant.
Recovery of movable propertyHK Law2021-07-26T14:32:32+03:00
This case is brought where where the respondent wrongfully takes away any property from the claimant who is the rightful owner without his or her consent. The property must have been wrongfully taken away less than 3 years before filing the case. The remedy of the court is called restoration where the court orders the respondent to give the possession of the property to the claimant.
Recovery of Money Mistakenly or Wrongfully PaidHK Law2021-07-27T13:20:26+03:00
This case is brought where the respondent owes the claimant money where the respondent received money that was intended to be used for the benefit of the claimant and the money was not used for the benefit of claimant and the respondent has not given the money to the claimant. The transaction must have been happened less than 6 years before filing the case. This claim is typically based upon money paid by mistake or money paid for an illegal contract or money paid for a failed consideration or money extorted from a claimant. The court’s remedy is to require the respondent to pay the money to the claimant.
Breach of contract for servicesHK Law2021-07-27T13:18:48+03:00
This case is brought where the respondent hired the claimant to do some work in exchange for payment but the respondent has neglected or failed to pay for the services at the agreed time. Alternatively, the respondent might have paid for services and the claimant has failed to perform the services within the agreed time. The breach of contract must have been happened less than 6 years before filing the case. However the relationship between the claimant and respondent must not be an employment relationship. The court’s remedy is to order the respondent to pay the claimant for the services.
Breach of sale of goods contractHK Law2021-07-27T13:19:30+03:00
This case can be brought for different types of breaches of contract in a sale of goods contract. It can be brought if the respondent fails or refuses to deliver the goods that were promised in the contract. It can also be brought if the respondent fails or refuses to pay for goods in the contract that have been delivered or are to be delivered. It can also be brought if the respondent breaches a condition or warranty in the contract. The breach of contract must have been happened less than 6 years before filing the case. The court’s remedy is to order the respondent to pay damages to the claimant or to return the goods, or to recovery money which had been paid.