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Case Update: Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan [2018] SGHC 115 – High Court Clarifies Law on Qualified Privilege and Overturns Finding of Defamation​​​​​​​

Summary by Yeo Ming Ze & Edited by Ronald JJ Wong Background In the District Court (“DC”), the Appellant, a Singapore Management University law professor, was ordered to pay $120,000 in total damages after defaming the three Respondents during an Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the management corporation (“MC”) of the Duchess Residences in the […]

Case Update: Ang Ai Tee v Resource Credit [2017] SGHC 159 – Statutory Demand For Sum In Respect Of Loan Refinancing Transactions Set Aside

The article discusses the impact of the Moneylenders (Amendment) Rules 2015 and specifically whether there is a genuine triable issue that the refinancing loans contain excessive interests and the transactions are unconscionable or substantially unfair, such that the court can re-open the loan transactions under the Moneylenders Rules 2015.

Case Update: BOK v BOL [2017] SGHC 316 – Singapore High Court sets aside trust on grounds of misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability, construes scope of living trust

Case summary by Tedric Chai Significance: Singapore High Court sets aside a trust on grounds of misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability, construes scope of living trust to include the plaintiff’s interest under a will. Facts On the evening of 26 March 2014 (which was 3 days after the funeral of his mother who was killed […]

Case Update: Major Shipping & Trading Inc v Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd [2018] SGHC 04 – Claim against bank for making unauthorised transactions by fraudster fails

By Ronald JJ Wong, Director Significance: Singapore High Court construes “good faith” in banking standard terms in the context of unauthorised fund transfers, finds that circumstances were not sufficient to put a reasonable banker on suspicion regarding unauthorised transfers, and finds on reasonableness of exclusion clauses under the unfair contract terms act. Summary: The plaintiff […]