Trade Management

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The Singapore Legal System
1a. Small Claims Tribunal; Magistrates’ Courts; District Courts
b. The High Court and The Court of Appeal
c. The Court of Appeal
d. Jurisdiction refers to the limit of a court’s power to deal with the different types of cases. A party has to consider the legal principle of jurisdiction as certain courts has its limit to hear claims at a certain amount. For example, in civil matters a Magistrates’ Court’s jurisdiction is limited to hearing claims of not more than $60,000. It does not have the jurisdiction to hear claims of more than $60,000. e(i) The Subordinate Courts under the Small Claims Tribunal as it was a dispute concerns of a contract for the provision of services. Therefore, Nail O bar is liable for breach of contract as payments have been made for the package and yet appointment are not given. e(ii) The High Court as bankruptcy proceeding is one of the cases that can only be heard by the High Court. e(iii) District Courts as these are courts of first instance which hear both civil and criminal cases with limited claims not exceeding $250,000 in civil matters.
2a. Plaintiff will be Stargalaxy while Apex is the defendant. The judge must decide whether the usage of satellite pictures is a copyright infringement and should Apex pay for compensation.
c. Judges are bound to follow the rules laid down by judges in previous cases provided the facts in both cases are substantially similar and the earlier case was a decision of a Superior Court.
d. No. There was a similar case regarding satellite pictures that was brought up by Century Travel Pte Ltd and Zenith Publishers before the case of Stargalaxy and Apex was filed. From this case, The Court of Appeal held that there is no infringement of copyright as satellite pictures of resort towns do not enjoy copyright protection.
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