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THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
CLAIM C.V 2012 - 04681
SOOKDEO BHAGWANDASS Second Claimant
DS FABRICATION AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS LIMITED
No 20 Cedar Hill Road
TAKE NOTICE that by a Claim Form and Statement of Case filed on
the 15th day of November, 2012 an action was commenced against
you in the High Court of Justice, San Fernando by the Claimants,
Brian Bhagwandass and Sookdeo Bhagwandass both of #28 Dairy
Road, Windsor, California in which the Claimants claim as follows:-
(a)The sum of $182,500.00 being the sum due and owning for monies
lent and for the rental of office space and equipment;
(b)Interest thereon pursuant to the Supreme Court of Judicature
(Amendment) Act 2000;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that on the 7th day of March, 2013
the Honourable Mr Justice Seepersad directed that the Claimants
effect service of the Claim Form and Statement of Case on you by way
of advertisement once per week in a newspaper of general circulation
in Trinidad and Tobago for two consecutive weeks and that you be
allowed 28 days after the date of the publication of the last advertise-
ment in which to acknowledge service and enter an appearance.
If You Desire to defend this action, you must state this within Twenty
Eight days after the date of the publication of the advertisement, by an
Appearance to Claim Form (Form 3) available at the Registry of the
High Court which must be lodged at the Registry of the High Court
San Fernando. You may also obtain copies of the Claim Form and
Statement of Case and all related documents at the Court's Registry
or at the office of the Claimant's Attorney-at-Law of #21 Court Street,
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE That In Default of an Appearance to
the Claim Form and Statement of Case, the court may proceed in your
absence and make any order it considers appropriate, including enter-
ing Judgement in Default of Appearance.
Dated this 29th day of April, 2013
& Deputy Marshall
PONTE VEDRA BEACH---Vijay Singh sued
the US PGA Tour yesterday for exposing
him to "public humiliation and ridicule"
during a 12-week investigation into his
use of deer antler spray that ended last
week when the tour dropped its case
The lawsuit was a surprise, and so was
the timing---the day before The Players
Championship, the flagship event on the
tour held on its home course where Singh
has honed his game for the last two
"I am proud of my achievement, my
work ethic and the way I live my life,"
Singh said in a statement.
"The PGA Tour not only treated me
unfairly, but displayed a lack of profes-
sionalism that should concern every pro-
fessional golfer and fan of the game."
Singh filed the lawsuit in New York,
where he has a home and the tour has an
office. He is in the field at The Players
The 50-year-old Fijian, inducted into
the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006, said
in a Sports Illustrated article in January
that he used deer antler spray and he was
"looking forward to some change in my
body." The spray was said to include an
insulin-like growth factor that was on the
tour s list of banned substances. The tour
sent a sample from Singh to be tested, and
it returned small amounts of IGF-1.
Tour commissioner Tim Finchem
announced on April 30 that it was dropping
its case because of new information from
the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said
deer antler spray was no longer considered
prohibited because it contained just min-
imal amounts of the growth factor.
The lawsuit claims the tour relied on
WADA s list of banned substances and
methods without doing any of its own
research, including whether such sub-
stances even provide any performance-enhancing
Singh s lawyers said the tour "rushed to judgment
and accused one of the world s hardest working
and most dedicated golfers of violating the rules
of the game."
"We have not seen the lawsuit, just the statement,"
tour spokesman Ty Votaw said. "We have no com-
Some of the details and allegations that emerged
from the lawsuit:
• Finchem had proposed suspending Singh for
90 days, and his earnings from Pebble Beach and
Riviera would have been redistributed.
• The tour held Singh s earnings from five tour-
naments---$99,980---in escrow without authority
during the investigation and appeal.
• Singh s caddie, Tony Shepherd, recommended
that he try the deer antler spray to help with his
back and knee injuries.
• Scientists hired by Singh s attorneys discovered
that IGF-1 is found in cow s milk. They also claim
that the amount of IGF-1 in deer antler spray is so
diluted that it would be comparable to pouring a
shot glass of bourbon in an Olympic-size swimming
pool, and then drinking a shot from the pool water.
"He s looking to reclaim his reputation and hold
the tour accountable for acting irresponsible," said
Jeffrey Rosenblum, one of Singh s lawyers. "He s
concerned about his reputation. There should never
be an asterisk next to Vijay s name."
Rosenblum also represented Doug Barron, the
only player suspended under the tour s anti-doping
policy. Barron sued the tour, and the case was set-
The development dominated conversations at
the TPC Sawgrass during the final day of practice
for golf s richest tournament.
Some players thought Singh surely would be sus-
pended, and they felt he was let off the hook on
a technicality. A week later, they learned he was
suing the tour.
Singh suing US PGA over proposed suspension
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