Police officer jailed for sending harassing messages to teenager he was investigating
Source: CNA (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/police-officer-stalk-teenager-harass-text-messages-2768516)Article Date: 24 Jun 2022Author: Davina Tham SINGAPORE: A police officer who was investigating a teenager for attempted suicide asked for her phone number and went on to send her harassing text messages over the next 18 days. He questioned the 19-year-old on who she was meeting, when she ate, showered and slept,
Court dismisses appeal over liability in former construction worker’s mishap
Source: Straits Times (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/court-dismisses-appeal-over-liability-in-workers-mishap)Article Date: 27 Jun 2022Author: K.C. Vijayan SINGAPORE - Former construction worker Janaed, who was paralysed after a 3.7m-high fall at a worksite in 2018, can proceed to have damages jointly payable by two defendants to be assessed. The Appellate Division of the High Court last week dismissed the appeal by Westgate Tower's subsidiary
Debt collector liable for defamation during visit to Lim Tean’s office
Source: Straits Times (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/debt-collector-liable-for-defamation-during-visit-to-lim-teans-office)Article Date: 27 Jun 2022Author: K.C. VijayanSDCS Holdings' visit last September to the office in International Plaza drew wide notice on several online platforms. The High Court held that a debt collection agency had defamed a company director during a debt recovery visit that was live-streamed on its Facebook page. Justice S.
Defamation in Singapore
By Peter Ong Lip Cheng and Boo Kok Chuon As the trial of Johnny Depp and his former spouse, Amber Heard, closes, the topic of defamation has resurfaced to be the talk of the town. Watching the cross examinations of the witnesses in the Johnny Depp trial is entertaining, but
Prenuptial Agreements in Singapore
By Peter Ong Lip Cheng Introduction In the recent divorce saga of Taiwanese superstar Wang Leehom, there have been talks about the prenuptial agreements that the superstar entered into with his ex-wife Li Jinglei prior to the marriage. In this article, let us examine what are prenuptial agreements and their applicability to
What should you do when you face harassments from debt collectors?
By Peter Ong Lip Cheng and Boo Kok Chuon In light of the recent publication of harassment by debt collectors faced by politician, Lim Tean, one may wonder if debt collection agencies enjoy certain powers or privileges. It is a myth that debt collection agencies are “licensed” to conduct acts of
Frustration and Force Majeure
By Marcus Lim Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to most, if not all businesses around the world, including Singapore. Unsurprisingly, people are worried about the consequences of being unable to carry out their obligations under their contracts and how the Covid-19 pandemic would affect their obligations under such contracts. In
How to identify an SBLC scam
By Boo Kok Chuon Over the past one year, we have advised and saved no lesser than five clients, who almost fell victim in financing schemes related to SBLC that turned out to be fraudulent in nature. Over the past one week, we received an enquiry from a long-time friend and
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