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Case of the Day: Resorts World at Sentosa v. Chan

The case of the day is Resorts World at Sentosa v. Chan (D. Hawai’i 2016). Michelle Mai Chan incurred a gambling debt at Resorts World Sentosa, a Singapore resort and casino. Resorts World sued her in the Singapore High Court and obtained a default judgment in the principal amount of S$1.16 million. Resorts World then sought recognition and enforcement in Hawai’i, and it moved for summary judgment.
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Case of the Day: Resorts World v. Chan

The case of the day is Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd. v. Chan (D. Hawaii 2016). Resorts World sued Chan in the Singapore High Court on a debt. The Singaporean court entered judgment for Resorts World for $882,644. Resorts World brought an action for recognition and enforcement in Hawaii. Chan moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. She also asserted that the Singapore judgment was void because she had not properly been served with process in that proceeding, and that the district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction.
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Case of the Day: Passport Special Opportunities Master Fund v. Ary Communications

The case of the day is Passport Special Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Ary Communications, Ltd. (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2015). The action was for recognition and enforcement of a judgment of the Singapore High Court. Passport served process by registered mail. It sought an order deeming service effected, or in the alternative, an order permitting service by alternate means.
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