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Lai Mew Seng V. Cosmopac Sdn Bhd 10 OCTOBER 1997 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, JOHOR BAHRU  [CIVIL SUIT NO: 22-15-1997]
 

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of property - Booking pro forma - Whether constitutes a binding contract between developer and purchaser - Option agreement - Whether a mere formality - Sale and purchase agreement - Whether a conditional contract - Intention of parties
CONTRACT
: Specific performance - Sale and purchase of property - Conditions precedent to granting of specific performance - Whether plaintiff ready and willing to perform contract

Lam Gow & Anor V. Maju-Tekno Sdn Bhd & Anor 12 AUGUST 1994 -  HIGH COURT MALAYA, SHAH ALAM [ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO. 24-668-93]
 

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of land - Misdescription - Size of land smaller by 25.19 % - Whether a material misdescription - Whether there was a substantial failure of performance - Whether there was acceptance by conduct of the reduction in the size of the land - Rescission - Whether contract could be avoided - Contracts Act 1950 s. 76 .

Lebbey Sdn Bhd v. Tan Keng Hong & Anor 07 OCTOBER 1999 -  HIGH COURT OF MALAYA [CIVIL APPEAL NO: R2-12-203-99]
 

CONTRACT: Damages - Liquidated damages - Incorporated as term of agreement - Whether must prove loss - Contracts Act 1950, s. 75

Lee Wah Bank Ltd v. Chi Liung Holdings Sdn Bhd13 OCTOBER 1983 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR VOHRAH J [ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO. F 836 OF 1982]
Lee Wah Bank Ltd. v. Chi Liung Holdings Sdn Bhd 16 JUNE 1984 - FEDERAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
ABDUL HAMID OMAR CJ (MALAYA), MOHD. AZMI FJ, SYED AGIL BARAKBAH FJ [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 291 OF 1983]

Lee Wah Bank Ltd  v. Chi Liung Holdings Sdn Bhd 09 MAY 1986 - HIGH COURT OF MALAYA  ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO F1871 OF 1985
 

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase agreement of business premises - Whether sale inclusive of exterior wall - Installation of ATM through exterior wall - Whether consent of vendor necessary - Whether installation within meaning of "alteration" and "improvement" - Proprietorship of exterior wall - Whether with purchaser - Installation of signboards and logo - Whether purchaser entitled to install without consent of vendor - Meaning of "competent authorities".

Lee Wai Kin V. Yulek Sdn Bhd.  12 FEBRUARY 1986 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR  [ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO. F 1013 OF 1985]
 

LAND LAW: Section 8(1) of Strata Titles Act 1985 - Who should apply for strata title - Prescribed fee under section 10 - When can collect payment from registered proprietor- Terms of the agreement - Construction of.

Lee Poh Choo (F) V. SEA Housing Corporation SB 31 MAY 1999 - HIGH COURT [KUALA LUMPUR] SUIT NO F116 OF 1982

The Plaintiff's claim is for liquidated damages for late delivery for the period of 16 June 1977 to 10 June 1982 (1852 days) at the statutory rate of 8% per annum. Thereafter at RM38.36 per day until delivery of vacant possession.

Leong Lai Kuen v. Sentul Murni Sdn Bhd 30 SEPTEMBER 2003 - HIGH COURT OF MALAYA [SUMMONS WRIT NO: 22-1008-2002]
 

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of property - Breach - Non-delivery of vacant possession - Claim for liquidated damages - Whether claim should be based on formulated sum stipulated in sale and purchase agreement - Whether claim should be a reasonable sum subject to s. 75 Contracts Act 1950
LAND LAW: Housing developers - Non-delivery of vacant possession - Purchaser's entitlement to compensation - Whether compensation should be based on formulated sum stipulated in sale and purchase agreement - Whether compensation should be a reasonable sum subject to s. 75 Contracts Act 1950

Lew Pa Leong v. Chi Shen Lan  09 OCTOBER 2006 - COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA [CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02-402-2006]

Lew Yoke Leng & Ors v. Sykt Kar King Sdn Bhd  07 AUGUST 2000 -  HIGH COURT MALAYA, IPOH  [CIVIL APPEAL NO: 11-72-1999]
 

CONTRACT: Building contract - Delivery of vacant possession - Water and electricity, whether must be connected to house - Whether connection of electricity to substation sufficient - Electricity not connected to house within contractual period - Whether developer liable to pay liquidated damages - Certificate of fitness of occupation not obtained within contractual period - Whether a valid excuse for not connecting electricity to house

Liew Jui Hua & Ors V. Johor Property (M) Sdn Bhd 08 APRIL 1996 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, JOHOR BAHRU [COMPANIES WINDING-UP NO: 28-126-1995]
 

COMPANY LAW: Winding-up - Failure of company to deliver vacant possession - Whether just and equitable to wind-up - Companies Act 1965, s. 218 COMPANY LAW: Winding-up - Notice of petition - Whether notice of petition was served on the respondent - Whether service of notice of petition was mandatory - Companies Act 1965, s. 218
COMPANY LAW: Winding-up - Whether petitioner had locus standi to present winding-up petition - Companies Act 1965, s. 217

Liew Yok Yin v. AGS Harta Sdn Bhd22 MARCH 2006 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, JOHOR BAHRU [CIVIL SUIT NO: [MT-1] 22-436-2002]

LAND LAW: Indefeasibility of title and interests - Forged transfer - Whether plaintiff had an indefeasible title - Whether defendant bona fide purchaser for value - National Land Code 1965, s. 340(2)(b), (3)
Lim Ah Moi v. Ams Periasamy Suppiah Pillay 13 MAY 1997 - COURT OF APPEAL, KUALA LUMPUR [CIVIL APPEAL NO: A-2-641-1995]

CONTRACT: Breach - Rescission, right of - Election to rescind agreement - Whether appellant bound by such election - Whether appellant still has caveatable interest in the land after rescinding the agreement - Whether appellant's caveat should remain or be removed
LAND LAW: Sale of land - Caveat - Timeous action - Whether important - Whether vital that claims made by caveator are enforced by action without undue delay
Lim Chee Holdings Sdn Bhd V RHB Bank Berhad 20 FEBRUARY 2002 - HIGH COURT (IPOH) GUAMAN SIVIL NO: 22-188-1994

Lim Chong Beng V. Pulau Kembar Sdn Bhd 08 MARCH 2005 HIGH COURT MALAYA, MELAKA [SUIT NO: 1-22-11-2004]
 

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Summary judgment - Application for - Matters to be considered - Whether plaintiff's claim plain and obvious - Whether there were triable issues - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 81
CONTRACT: Breach - Time of the essence - Whether constituted a fundamental breach of Agreement - Whether defendant repudiated Agreement - Whether plaintiff entitled to rescind Agreement - Contracts Act 1950, ss. 40
CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appearance - Unconditional appearance - Effect of - Whether defendant waived any irregularity in proceedings

Lim Ee Fah & Ors  v. Seri Maju Padu  12 JULY 2002 -  HIGH COURT OF MALAYA [CIVIL APPEAL NO: MT(3) 11-3-1999]
 

LAND LAW:Housing developers - Damages for late delivery - Agreement to deliver vacant possession within 24 months - Date of vacant possession - Whether time to commence from date of acceptance of deposit - Whether contract deemed to have existed on receipt of deposit

Lim Hui Kok & Ors v. Antara Realty Sdn Bhd & Anor 03 JULY 1994 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, ALOR SETAR [CIVIL SUIT NO. 25-38-1986]

Lim Seang Mee v. Keepahead Holdings Sdn Bhd 17 FEBRUARY 1992 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, PULAU PINANG [ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO. 24-26-1992]
 

Land Law: Housing Developers - Deed of Assignment - Whether it is the Developer's obligation to endorse or just discretion to grant its consent - Administrative fee to grant consent

Lim Teck Kong v. Dr Abdul Hamid Abdul Rashid & Anor28 SEPTEMBER 2005 COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA [CIVIL APPEAL NO: B-02-757-98]

TORT: Negligence - Professional Negligence - Engineers - Failure of engineer to do thorough testing of soil - Whether engineer owes duty to ensure whether safe to build on particular site
TORT: Damages - Negligence - Whether Damages may be awarded for pure economic loss
EVIDENCE: Expert evidence - Court to assess weight of evidence - Whether more weight to be given to based on investigation carried out closer to time of incident taking place

Lim Yoh v. Astana Strategi (M) Sdn Bhd & Anor 27 MARCH 1998 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, MELAKA [CIVIL SUIT NO: 22-28-96]
 

CONTRACT: Time - Time of the essence - Sale and purchase agreement - Completion date fell on Sunday followed by public holiday - Balance of purchase price - Defendant unable to pay as office of plaintiff's solicitors was closed - Whether days in question should be excluded in computing date of completion of agreement

Limmewah Development Sdn Bhd v. Dr Jasbir Singh s/o Harbhajan Singh 17 FEBRUARY 1993 - HIGH COURT [MUAR] CIVIL APPEAL NO 11-1 OF 1990
Loh Wai Lian v. SEA Housing Corporation Sdn Bhd29 SEPTEMBER 1983 - HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR MOHAMED DZAIDDIN J [CIVIL SUIT NO. F 210 OF 1982]

CONTRACT: Sales and purchase agreement to purchase house - Late delivery of vacant possession - Liquidated damages.
LIMITATION: Accrual of cause of action - Limitation period for actions arising out of contract - Definition of `cause of action
Loh Wai Lian  v. SEA Housing Corporation Sdn Bhd 28 JUNE 1984 - Federal Court of Malaya [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 266 OF 1983]

CONTRACT: Accrual of cause of action - Relevant date - Breach of contract - Whether on failure to deliver on contractual date or on actual completion of contract or on demand and refusal - Relevance of Clause 17 - Provision for liquidated damages - Whether in breach of r. 12(1)(r), Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Rules - Effect.
CIVIL PROCEDURE: Limitation - Claim for liquidated damages - Whether statute-barred.

Loh Wai Lian v. SEA Housing Corporation Sdn Bhd 03 MARCH 1987 - THE PRIVY COUNCILAPPEAL NO 39 OF 1985
 

CONTRACT: Accrual of cause of action - Relevant date - Breach of contract - Whether on failure to deliver on contractual date or on actual completion of contract or on demand and refusal - Relevance of Clause 17 - Provision for liquidated damages - Whether in breach of r. 12(1)(r), Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Rules - Effect.
CIVIL PROCEDURE: Limitation - Claim for liquidated damages - Whether statute-barred.
CONTRACT: Accrual of cause of action - Relevant date - Breach of contract - Whether on failure to deliver on contractual date or on actual completion of contract or on demand and refusal - Relevance of Clause 17 - Provision for liquidated damages - Whether in breach of r. 12(1)(r), Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Rules - Effect.
CIVIL PROCEDURE: Limitation - Claim for liquidated damages - Whether statute-barred

LSSC Development Sdn Bhd v. Thomas Iruthayam & Anor14 MARCH 2007 - COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA [CIVIL APPEAL NO: B-02-407-2005]
 

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