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Landmark Court of Appeal decision: Tort of malicious prosecution not extended to civil proceedings and tort of abuse of process not recognised in Singapore

In Lee Tat Development Pte Ltd v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 301 [2018] SGCA 50, the Court departed from the English position and settled a previously inconclusive area of law in Singapore.

Tags: Tort

Alam Jahangir v Mega Metal Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 198

Damages — Contributory negligence
Tags: Tort
Contractor held liable for temple volunteer's fatal electrocution

Contractor held liable for temple volunteer's fatal electrocution

He has to pay damages in civil suit by victim's parents, and legal costs of event organiser, who is found not liable.

Categories: Headlines
Tags: Tort
Driver who had stroke found liable in accident

Driver who had stroke found liable in accident

Judge rules that driver, who has since died, did not wholly lose control of vehicle.

Categories: Headlines
High Court finds limited obligations owed by bank to customer

High Court finds limited obligations owed by bank to customer

In AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas [2018] SGHC 143, the Court held that a bank did not breach any duties in contract, tort or as a fiduciary in refusing to accept an incoming payment into the plaintiff’s customer account.

RSAF helicopter pilot sues cabby as accident left her unable to fly

RSAF helicopter pilot sues cabby as accident left her unable to fly

The accident in 2014 put an end to Captain Teng Ling Ying's flying career.

Categories: Headlines
Tags: Tort

Journals Online: Tort Law

This article in the SAL Annual Review encapsulates and evaluates the 2017 decisions of the Singapore courts on tort law. It is authored by Kumaralingam Amirthalingam and Gary Chan Kok Yew.

Categories: Judgments
Tags: Tort
Couple seriously injured in AYE reverse-driving accident get $530,000

Couple seriously injured in AYE reverse-driving accident get $530,000

They suffered serious injuries in crash that left 1 dead after man drove against traffic.

Tags: Tort
Supreme Court Note: Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd and another v Tozzi Srl (formerly known as Tozzi Industries SpA) [2018] SGCA(I) 05

Supreme Court Note: Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd and another v Tozzi Srl (formerly known as Tozzi Industries SpA) [2018] SGCA(I) 05

Legal principles concerning parent companies’ liability in tort for inducing breach of contract by subsidiary

Court of Appeal issues novel decision on non-traditional assessment of damages

Court of Appeal issues novel decision on non-traditional assessment of damages

In Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd v Yeo Boong Hua [2018] SGCA, the SGCA issued its first decision on Wrotham Park damages, which are based on formulating a hypothetical bargain between the parties.

Tags: Tort
Tags: Tort

Non-delegable duty, vicarious liability and agency: moving towards convergence?

Judges have consistently insisted that vicarious liability and non-delegable duty are separate and distinct concepts and should remain so. Yet, judging from recent judicial developments, the two appear to be moving ever closer to each other.
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