Kim is an employee at a factory that manufactures plastic. On an unfortunate day, there was an explosion at the factory that caused her to suffer serious burns to her entire body and face. Kim is now suing the factory under the tort of negligence. In her claim for monetary compensation, she included a claim for pain and suffering. The question then arises: how much can Kim get for pain and suffering and how is it assessed?
Ah Beng is a director of both Company ABC and Company Cendol. Due to the pandemic, Company ABC is having a financial problem. Ah Beng then used the information obtained as a director of Company Cendol to help ease Company ABC’s financial problem. Can he actually do that? Has he breached his duty as a director of Company ABC by doing that?
The process of obtaining a tenancy begins with you conducting due diligence on the property. This involves visiting the property, inspecting the state it is in [checking whether the appliances (if any) work] and inquiring about the monthly rent and deposits to be paid… You know the drill. But there’s more to it.
The Rules of Court 2012 or Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012, as it is known in Malay is dubbed the holy scripture for legal practitioners. It provides for everything civil litigation related from the outline structure of cause papers, guidelines on how civil actions are conducted and important timeframes and deadlines.
It is well known fact that a speaker is someone who holds a position in the Legislative Body and he is the one that will chair the debate in the parliament. However, what are the other functions and roles that a speaker needs to do?
Contempt of court may arise from any act or form whatsoever, ranging from libel or slander emanating from any contemptuous utterance, news item, report or article, to an act of disobedience to a court order or a failure to comply with a procedural requirement established by law. Any of these acts, in varying degrees, affects the administration of justice or may impede the fair trial of sub judice matters, civil or criminal, for the time being pending in any court.
In the age of internet, most of us are inevitably roped into some group chats, be it on Facebook, WeChat, WhatsApp, Telegram or others. It could be to keep in touch with family members, colleagues, friends, or simply a group of people who share the same interests. What if someone in the group chat you are in posted an unsavoury comment targeting you? Can you sue for defamation?
When a company is being wound up, either voluntarily or by a Court order, a person or an entity will be appointed to liquidate the company. The appointed liquidator will take control of winding up the affairs of the company, liquidate its assets and distribute the proceeds to its creditors. The powers of the directors cease upon the appointment of the liquidator.
Theoretically speaking, every contract is formed with the consensus of all parties regarding the content and objectives of the contract. In real life, such consensus, or the ‘meeting of the minds’ as contract law textbooks would explain, is not always the case. The outcome? Contractual disputes.
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Making a Will is one of the most important things you will ever do to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of by your estate after your demise. In theory, you could scribble your Will on a piece of scrap paper. As long as it is properly signed and witnessed by two adult…