singapore - Litigation & Court Procedure - Judgments & Rulings

StreetSine Singapore Pte Ltd v Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers and Others

Civil Procedure - Costs - Security

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCR 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Griffin Real Estate Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (in liquidation) v ERC Unicampus Pte Ltd

Res Judicata - Issue estoppel; Res Judicata - Doctrine of abuse of court; Equity - Remedies - Account - Third party liability; Equity - Remedies - Account - Expenses

Date: 18 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 273; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ARW v Comptroller of Income Tax and Another, and Another Appeal

Civil Procedure - Further arguments; Civil Procedure - Further evidence; Civil Procedure - Parties - Joinder

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 85; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yap Boon Fong Yvonne v Wong Kok Mun Alvin and Another, and Another Appeal

Damages - Assessment

Date: 26 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 80; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ho Soo Fong v Revitech Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Extension of time

Date: 26 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 82; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sea Trucks Offshore Ltd and Others v Roomans, Jacobus Johannes and Others

Civil procedure - Mareva injunctions - Variation of disclosure obligations ancillary to Mareva injunctions; Civil procedure - Mareva injunctions - Filing of affidavit disclosing existence of foreign proceedings brought on the basis of information disclosed

Date: 16 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 248; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Arovin Ltd and Another v Hadiran Sridjaja

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Further and better particulars

Date: 12 November 2018; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC(I) 9; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NK Mulsan Co Ltd v INTL Asia Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment

Date: 08 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 241; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NK Mulsan Co Ltd v INTL Asia Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Stay of Execution

Date: 08 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 242; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Chin Lay Evelyn v Cheng Soo May Stacy

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Amendment

Date: 07 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 240; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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