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Haunted Houses and the Law

by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Senior Associate Article 1424 of the Civil Code obliges someone selling something to warrant the thing sold against any latent (hidden) defects which render it unfit for the use for which it is intended, or which diminish its value to…

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Personal Separation: The Process

by Dr Graziella Cricchiola – Junior Associate When a couple reaches the unfortunate decision to split up, various decisions relating to the property forming party of the community of acquests, maintenance to the spouses as well as other decisions relating to the care and custody,…

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The Forensic Year

by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Senior Associate Every year on this day (1 October), members of the judiciary, lawyers and legal procurators gather, and a celebratory sitting is held at Hall 22 at the Maltese Courts of Justice in Valletta, to mark the ‘opening’ of…

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Stalking

by Dr Rene Darmanin – Junior Associate Anti-stalking legislation was first introduced in California. Its primary scope was to shield celebrities who suffered harassment and threatening conduct from their followers. Within a few years all American states promulgated legislation criminalizing stalking. The raison d’etre then…

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