Supreme Court Case Summary: TIC v TID [2018] SGCA 75

CA holds party taking over the matrimonial property solely liable for mortgage and property tax payments between date of court order and date of completion.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Lua Bee Kiang (administrator of the estate of Chew Kong Seng) v Yeo Chee Siong [2018] SGCA 74

The CA sets out two-stage analysis for assessing damages for pain and suffering, and clarifies approach to assessing costs of managing possible onset of medical condition attributable to injury caused by defendant.

Tags: Tort

Supreme Court Case Summary: Telecom Credit Inc v Midas United Group Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 73

CA held that leave must be obtained to appeal against the HC's decision to order a trial to determine a garnishee’s liability to pay a debt.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Re Nalpon, Zero Geraldo Mario [2018] SGCA 71

CA dismissed lawyer Zero Nalpon’s appeal for leave to bring judicial review proceedings against LawSoc's decision to dismiss his complaint against his opposing counsel. 

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v Gobi a/l Avedian Criminal Appeal No 20 of 2017

CA set aside the HC's conviction and sentence on the reduced charge and convicted the respondent on the original charge of importation of diamorphine under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Abdul Kahar bin Othman v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGCA 70

CA dismisses application by convicted person to reopen concluded criminal appeal on basis of alleged unconstitutionality of sentencing regime in the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd v PTT International Trading Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 65

CA departs from earlier authority; holds that in determining whether to grant a stay of proceedings to give effect to an exclusive jurisdiction clause, the merits of any defence intended to be raised are irrelevant.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and others v Sim Chye Hock Ron [2018] SGCA 64

CA upholds striking out of third party proceedings on the basis that they are redundant and therefore disclose no reasonable cause of action.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Douglas Foo Peow Yong v ERC Prime II Pte Ltd and another appeal and other matters [2018] SGCA 67

CA allowed the winding up of ERC Prime II and Gryphon Real Estate Investment Corporation on the basis that the applicants had justifiably lost confidence in the management of these companies.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Glaziers Engineering Pte Ltd v WCS Engineering Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 66

CA reverses HC's finding that adjudicator breached natural justice by applying “beyond reasonable doubt” standard in proceedings where parties did not address adjudicator on applicable standard of persuasion.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Marty Limited v Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Receiver and Manager Appointed) [2018] SGCA 63

CA finds party to an arbitration agreement who had commenced and maintained court proceedings to be in repudiatory breach of the arbitration agreement.

Supreme Court Case Summary: BNP Paribas SA v Jacob Agam and another [2018] SGCA(I) 07

CA held that an appeal is deemed withdrawn pursuant to O 57 r 9(4) of the Rules of Court as a result of non-compliance with O 57 r 9(1).

Supreme Court Case Summary: BOI v BOJ [2018] SGCA 61

CA provides guidance in relation to the test of apparent bias, and affirms the High Court Judge’s dismissal of the recusal application brought against her.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Teng Wen-Chung v EFG Bank AG, Singapore Branch [2018] SGCA 60

CA dismisses appeal against High Court’s finding that indemnity agreement is not unenforceable for foreign illegality.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Zainal bin Hamad v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGCA 62

CA upholds death penalty for two accused persons for drug trafficking; gives guidance to Prosecution and Defence for cases potentially involving presumptions in ss 17 & 18 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Mui Jia Jun v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGCA 59

CA orders retrial to afford accused a full opportunity to meet the Prosecution’s case against him on appeal, which the Prosecution had not clearly articulated at the trial.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Goel Adesh Kumar and another appeal [2018] SGCA 58

CA orders Mr Kumar, a visitor at RWS’s casino who sued RWS for injuries caused by casino security staff, to pay 80% of the costs incurred by SATS (a 3P joined by RWS) on a standard basis on the HC scale.

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