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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal's first session will be held from March 29 to April 8 and will hear an appeal by former Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to Parliament, Mateni Tapueluelu.
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Monday 7 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is to pay an unspecified amount to the family of the late Kali Fungavaka who was killed in Tonga in 2012 while in police custody, after a deed of settlement was reached by the Crown and the estate of the late Kali Fungavaka who was killed in Tonga in 2012, after a Supreme Court declaration on Thursday, 3 March in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Justice dismissed an application by Mateni and Lautala Tapueluelu for a transfer to the Supreme Court of a civil proceeding for defamation brought against them by the CEO of Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC). The case will remain to be heard by the Magistrate's Court
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Tuesday 19 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The seat for the Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to Parliament will remain vacant until at least April this year, after Mateni Tapueluelu lost the seat in a Supreme Court ruling on December 11, 2015.
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Saturday 5 December 2015
Neiafu, Vava'u
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued this week with witnesses called by the Petitioner Viliami Uasike Latu, at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Friday 6 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Afofa Ta’ai (49) was sentenced to prison for two-years six-months for falsification of accounts and embezzling $51,829 pa’anga from his employer Homegas Ltd on 5 October, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal heard 11 cases this week with judgements to be delivered on Tuesday, March 31 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Election petitions against two Vava’u People’s Representatives for alleged bribery and corrupt practices will be mentioned on Friday, March 6 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has been given time to file an appeal against the grounds on which a Magistrate’s order was made in awarding costs against him, after he took unsuccessful private prosecutions against Princess Pilolevu Tuita and others last year.
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Friday 30 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of an application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be held on 24 April at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele'a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu's position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Friday 22 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After an application against his removal order was declined by the Supreme Court last week, Antone Thomas Pedras (62) was this week granted a stay on the removal until the outcome of his appeal to the Court of Appeal is determined in October this year.
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62-year-old fugitive from the United States, who is wanted by the FBI for wire fraud, will appear at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22 to appeal against a removal order.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court in Nuku‘alofa will hear three Causes of Action filed by John Cauchi, against the Government of Tonga on November 19-21, 2013. Cauchi, Tonga’s former Attorney General, is claiming over AUD$500,000 in special damages and relief.
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Thursday 27 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Hon. Michael Dishington Scott, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on 26 June, deferred his decision on the second of three declarations sought by a member of parliament, Sione Taione, who is calling for a judicial review of Cabinet decisions, and rejected the other two declarations.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, against a Magistrate's ruling to hold separate Preliminary Inquiries for his arms and drugs charges will be heard on 30 January, 2013.
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Friday 6 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly awaits judgement on one charge of possession of ammunitions without a licence, that will be delivered on Monday, July 9 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 5 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku'alofa, this morning for the start of his trial on one charge of possession of ammunition without a licence, a charge he denies.
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Tuesday 3 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly will appear for trial on one charge of unlawful possession of ammunition on Thursday, July 5 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 7 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Justice Robert Shuster has his final day on the bench today, May 7 after being a judge of the Supreme Court of Tonga during the past four years, and have presided over 800 cases.
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