AUSTRALIAN COURT

  • Australian court reduces jail term of Indianorigin doctor April 18, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin neurosurgeon, convicted in 2010 for manslaughter and supplying cocaine to two female escorts, has won a substantial reduction in his sentence, with an Australian court agreeing that one of the women willingly took the drug which killed her. Suresh Nair, 44, who pleaded guilty in late 2010...
  • Indianorigin student acquitted of murder in Oz July 28, 2012

    Singapore: An Indianorigin Singaporean, convicted twice of murdering his two flatmates in Sydney, has been acquitted by an Australian appeals court. Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Court of Criminal Appeal quashed former student Ram Puneet Tiwary's convictions for the September 2003 murders of Tay Chow Lyang and Tan Poh Chuan,...
  • Australia OKs serving home loan notice on Facebook December 18, 2008

    Canberra: You've been "superpoked" and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan. The Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court last Friday approved lawyer Mark McCormack's application to...