Soup Restaurant unit to pay $10,000 to Dian Xiao Er owners

A Soup Restaurant subsidiary was ordered by the High Court to pay $10,000 to the owners of roast duck restaurant Dian Xiao Er earlier this week. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A Soup Restaurant subsidiary was ordered by the High Court to pay $10,000 to the owners of roast duck restaurant Dian Xiao Er earlier this week. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

A Soup Restaurant subsidiary was ordered by the High Court to pay $10,000 to the owners of roast duck restaurant Dian Xiao Er earlier this week.

High Court Justice Tay Yong Kwang also ruled on Monday that Soup Restaurant (Causeway Point) could not rely on a settlement agreement that it had used to win its case against Dian Xiao Er's owners, the YES F&B Group, in February this year in the Subordinate Court.

The lawyer for YES, Adrian Tan of Drew and Napier, successfully argued that the settlement agreement was between the Soup Restaurant group and YES and did not apply to Soup Restaurant (Causeway Point).

Soup Restaurant (Causeway Point) sued YES last year to try to evict it from a unit in VivoCity that YES was sub-leasing from it.

It won the case in February this year and the Subordinate Court ordered YES to vacate the unit.

But YES won an appeal in the Subordinate Court in April this year, upon which it was allowed to stay in the VivoCity unit.