Scorecard for LKY/GCT vs CSJ

November 9, 2004
Singapore Democrats

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The lawsuits by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong against Dr Chee Soon Juan is fast approaching a conclusion. It is a good time to recall the courts’ decisions made thus far:

On Dr Chee applying for a QC to represent him
Dr Chee: Yes
Attorney-General: No
The Courts: No

On Mr Lee and Mr Goh applying for summary judgment (where the case is awarded to the plaintiffs without Dr Chee being given a trial to defend himself)
Dr Chee: No
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: Yes
The Courts: Yes

On Mr Lee and Mr Goh wanting to have a session to pick dates for the hearing for assessment of damages in Dr Chees absence
Dr Chee: Not informed
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: Yes
Courts: Yes

On Mr Lee and Mr Goh actually picking dates for the hearing to assess damages in Dr Chees absence
Dr Chee: Not present
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: Yes, 6 September 2004
The Courts: Yes, 6 September 2004

On Dr Chee applying for the hearing to assess damages to be postponed
Dr Chee: Yes
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: No
The Courts: No

On Dr Chee applying for the hearing for assessment of damages to be reconvened
Dr Chee: Yes
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: No
The Courts: No

On Dr Chee applying to cross-examine Mr Lee and Mr Goh during the hearing on whether to reconvene the hearing for assessment of damages
Dr Chee: Yes
Mr Lee and Mr Goh: No
The Courts: No

On Dr Chee applying for more time to prepare closing submissions
Dr Chee: Yes
Mr Lee & Mr Goh: No objections but reminded courts why it shouldn’t allow it
The Courts: No

Score: Mr Lee and Mr Goh 8, Dr Chee kosong

On Mr Lee and Mr Goh wanting more than $850,000 in damages from Dr Chee
Dr Chee: No
Mr Lee and Mr Goh: Yes
The Courts: …(Any bets on the courts agreeing with Dr Chee?)