MBS fails to make $2m debtor bankrupt

He was not notified of debt as demand returned unclaimed, court rules

Marina Bay Sands obtained default judgment against Japanese national Osuki Yohei in October and posted a statutory demand for payment in a prepaid envelope in December, but it was returned unclaimed to its lawyers.
Marina Bay Sands obtained default judgment against Japanese national Osuki Yohei in October and posted a statutory demand for payment in a prepaid envelope in December, but it was returned unclaimed to its lawyers.ST FILE PHOTO

The High Court has dismissed a bid by Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were returned as unclaimed.

The casino had obtained default judgment against Japanese national Osuki Yohei last October for the sum, as well as costs and interests.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2019, with the headline 'MBS fails to make $2m debtor bankrupt'. Print Edition | Subscribe