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Koh Kim Teck and Another v Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch

Tort - Negligence - Duty of Care; Banking - Credit and Security

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Malayan Banking Bhd v ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd and Others

Personal Property - Charges - Floating; Tort - Conspiracy; Tort - Malicious prosecution; Equity - Defences - Equitable set-off

Date: 18 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 61; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Pegaso Servicios Administrativos SA de CV and Another v DP Offshore Engineering Pte Ltd and Another

Tort - Misrepresentation; Contract - Collateral Contracts; Restitution - Unjust Enrichment - Total failure of consideration

Date: 28 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 47; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Noor Azlin bte Abdul Rahman v Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd and Others

Tort - Negligence - Breach of duty - Doctors; Tort - Negligence - Breach of duty - Hospital

Date: 26 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Quantum Automation Pte Ltd v Saravanan Apparsamy

Tort - Defamation

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 27; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Seng Chye v Pex International Pte Ltd and Another

Tort - Vicarious liability; Tort - Negligence - Breach of duty; Tort - Nuisance - Private nuisance; Tort - Nuisance - Neighbouring properties; Tort - Rule in Rylands v Fletcher; Building and Construction Law - Construction torts - Contractor; Building and Construction Law - Construction torts - Negligence; Buil ...

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 28; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Red Star Marine Consultants Pte Ltd v Personal Representatives of the Estate of Satwant Kaur d/o Sardara Singh, deceased and Another

Tort - Misrepresentation - Fraud and deceit

Date: 31 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 22; Source: Singapore Law Watch

OSK Trustees Berhad and Another v Metroplex Holdings Sdn Bhd

Date: 22 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 475; Source: Federal Court Registry

Raja Syahrir Bin Abu Bakar and Another v Manjeet Singh Dhillon and 2 Other Appeals

Date: 16 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 474; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v Bukit Lenang Development Sdn Bhd

Tort – Trespass – Whether an action in trespass maintainable in law where the period of the alleged trespass is the same for which a stay order of the High Court was in force in respect of the subject land – Whether an action in trespass maintainable against Tenaga Nasional Berhad for supply of electricity to the occupants of t ...

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 26; Source: Federal Court Registry

Trader fined RM1,400 for damaging DBKL's Wheel Clamp

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) - A dealer was fined RM1,400 by the Magistrate's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to damaging a wheel clamp belonging to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) early this month.
Date: 26 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court orders Ford to pay Damages to Buyers of Subpar Vehicles

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The Bangkok South Civil Court has ruled in favor of Ford customers who demanded damages from the car company after being sold substandard vehicles.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Goh Bak Ming v Yeoh Eng Kong and 4 Other Appeals

Tort – Tort of conspiracy – Key ingredients – Whether the tort of conspiracy has been established

Litigation & court procedure – Limitation – Time period for the bringing of an action founded on the tort of conspiracy – Section 6(1)(a) of the Limitation Act 1953

Date: 07 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 278; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tony Pua Kiam Wee v Kerajaan Malaysia and Another Appeal

Tort – Tort of misfeasance in public office – Meaning of “public officer” for the purposes of the law of the tort of misfeasance in Malaysia – Whether Prime Minister a “public officer”

Date: 10 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 218; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bridge Collapse: Legal Action to be taken if Negligence involved

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - Legal action will be taken against the parties concerned if there is an element of negligence in the bridge-collapse incident in Serdang, Kedah on Tuesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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