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Carpenters Appeal $30,000 Fine

Carpenters is appealing the conviction and sentence on grounds that the learned Magistrate erred in law and in fact in imposing a harsh and excessive sentence of $30,000 against them when in fact the charges were among other grounds, defective.
27 Oct 2021 15:26
Carpenters Appeal $30,000 Fine

Carpenters Fiji Limited has filed an appeal against the $30,000 fine imposed by the Magistrates Court in Nausori.

The matter was called at the High Court in Suva on Monday before Justice Riyaz Hamza.

Carpenters Fiji Limited were charged by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) with one count of failure to display prices on certain price controlled items and one count of failed to display prices on certain non-price controlled items.

During the hearing, it was alleged  that Carpenters Fiji Limited in their Max Val-U Supermarket in Naulu, Nakasi on August 19, 2019, was selling certain price controlled and non-price controlled items without failing to display their prices.

The Magistrates Court in Nausori, after trial, found Carpenters Fiji Limited guilty and convicted the company of the same with a $30,000 fine imposed as sentence.

Carpenters is appealing the conviction and sentence on grounds that the learned Magistrate erred in law and in fact in imposing a harsh and excessive sentence of $30,000 against them when in fact the charges were among other grounds, defective.

The matter has been adjourned for mention on November 22.

 



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