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Kee Boon Suan and 2 Others v Adventist Hospital & Clinical Services (M) and 3 Others, and 3 Other Appeals

Tort – Negligence – Duty of care owed by medical doctors to patients – Failure to obtain an informed consent from the patient’s father before surgery – Failure to request the hospital to supply requisite facilities for the surgery – Performance of spinal surgery without requisite facilities – Whether amounts to breach of duty – Liability – Damages – Quantum of damages Tort – Negligence by medical doctors – Vicarious liability of a hospital for tortious conduct or clinical negligence of medical doctors – Whether the doctors independent contractors or agents or employees of the hospital – Liability of hospital under the doctrine of non-delegable duty of care

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Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and Others

Tort - Defamation - Defamatory Statements

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 115; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Minichit Bunhom v Jazali bin Kastari and Another

Damages - Special damages; Tort - Negligence - Medical expenses; Employment law - Employer’s duties - Medical expenses of foreign employee

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 22; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Amm A/L Joy v Chuan Seng Sdn Bhd

Trespass – Damages – Assessment of damages – Legal principles applicable when assessing damages in a claim for trespass

Date: 28 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 134; Source: Federal Court Registry

Koperal Zainal Bin Mohd Ali and 6 Others v Selvi A/P Narayan and Another

Tort – Death in police custody owing to negligence – Exemplary damages – Quantum – Whether the exemplary damages awarded to the plaintiffs fair and reasonable

Date: 23 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 130; Source: Federal Court Registry

Yee Thian Futt and 4 Others v Liew San Kian and 4 Others

Date: 27 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. KCH-22NCVC-58/9-2014; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Tow Kong Liang and 9 Others v FBO Land (Setapak) Sdn Bhd

Date: 12 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-02-1226-06/2012; Source: Federal Court Registry

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