01 Mar '11, 9am

Singapore Tourism Board wins five-year legal battle

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has emerged victorious after a five-year court battle that involved S$6 million. The Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed, with costs, an appeal by British event organiser Anthony Hollingsworth against an earlier High Court order for the money to be returned to the STB. In a statement on Tuesday, the STB said this represents the end of a five-year legal tussle over the Listen Project. Hollingsworth and two other companies - Children's media and Tribute Third Millennium - were the organisers of a mega fund-raising event known as Listen Live, originally scheduled to be staged as a two-day concert in Singapore on September 30 and October 1, 2005. STB was the main sponsor for this event and paid money to stage the concert. But the organisers failed to deliver the event as agreed upon with STB. In March 2006, STB sued Hollingsworth. ...

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