Last Updated on 2022-08-05 , 8:35 pm
If you think the NOC saga is over, think again.
While NOC might have been extremely quiet in the last eight months, Ryan has been rather active online, sparking controversial topics like declaring that he’s “broke” on Instagram, and working on his new businesses, which includes not one but two new YouTube channels.
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As of now, NOC isn’t posting much while Ryan is vlogging about his new office set-up.
From the surface, it looks like Ryan might have the last laugh, but hey: it appears that everyone has been busy fighting court cases after all.
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NOC Has Sued Reno King, Ryan & 2 Other Ex-Talents: Here’s What it Means
When the NOC saga just started, there were threats of legal action. Now, these threats might be vocal threats of legal consequences, or a lawyer’s letter addressed to another party.
Those aren’t anything to worry about; in fact, some lawyer’s letters are empty threats, because it’s rather affordable to get a law firm to come out with a letter—the goal is usually to intimidate with the law firm’s letterhead.
Remember Dee Kosh and his infamous letter?
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However, it’s now been confirmed: there are now court hearings held or scheduled, which means NOC has really spent the money to come out with writs of summons (i.e. the very first official document to sue someone), and is now involved in three court cases.
This means it’s no longer just a threat: they’re now heading to court to “fight” among each other, and it’s not going to be cheap.
NOC Suing Reno King
Lest you’ve forgotten, here’s what allegedly happened: Ryan wanted out from NOC, and had started Reno King, a renovation video production house.
He had tapped on NOC’s resources (i.e. the high subscriber count) for its views. Sylvia was under the impression that Reno King was under NOC.
But somehow, Ryan allegedly started a new company by himself with his own crew and office, and so, Sylvia wasn’t happy. What really happened between the two of them isn’t revealed, though, because Sylvia has been quiet after her interview with Xiaxue.
According to public records, as of now, Sylvia still owns 50.99% of NOC’s shares, while Ryan owns 49%. A certain Singaporean owns 0.01%.
For Reno King, Ryan owns 100% of the business.
The case between NOC and Reno King is classified under “employment”, and a pre-trial conference (kind of like a meeting to determine what to do during the real hearing) has occurred two weeks ago, on 13 July 2022.
This case will be held in the Supreme Court, which would be in the High Court—this means that the issue here is serious: for civil cases, only claims that are above $250,000 would be held in the High Court.
If the amount claimed is below $250,000, it will be held in the States Court, which comprises two main courts for cases like this: District Courts for amount between $60,000 to $250,000, and Magistrates’ Courts for claims less than $60,000.
But that’s not the only court case NOC is busy with.
NOC Also Suing Two Ex-Talents
It’s unknown how this happened—whether it’s a breach of contract, defamation or maybe it’s all just publicity stunt (okay, certainly not for the last one unless they know how to hack into the Stats Court website).
TEAM NOC PTE. LTD., which was incorporated in 2019 as a subsidiary of NOC (though not officially; read on and you’d understand), is also suing two former NOC talents: Samantha Tan Yi Fen and Grace Lim Si Yin, both of whom who are on “Ryan’s side”.
Now, if it’s a subsidiary of NOC, the shareholders should be NOC, but no: its shareholders, according to public records, are Ryan and Sylvia, both holding half of the shares.
Both are also the directors of the company.
So technically speaking, it’s a separate company whereby both Ryan and Sylvia can have equal say in its decisions…which, well, makes it a tad awkward if you think about it.
As usual, the cases are employment related, and so far, they’re all done via video conferencing.
Both had held their first hearing held last week.
The second hearing for Samantha will be held on 4 August 2022.
To summarise and simplify everything, here are what you should know in point form:
- NOC, owned by Ryan (49%) and Sylvia (51%), suing Reno King, owned by Ryan
- TEAM NOC, owned by Ryan and Sylvia equally, suing two former NOC talents
And just for context, while those companies (like NOC or TEAM NOC) are run by their respective directors who would make decisions, the shareholders (i.e. owners) have kind of the final say.
Just think of the car your friend Andy has: he might say it belongs to him as he drives it daily, but if his father bought it for him and it’s registered under Andy’s father name, Andy’s father does have the final say, although Andy is the one who drives the car every day.
Yah, so this is why it’s a little interesting, since it’s almost like Andy’s father suing Andy, and Andy defending himself.
Also, lest you’re wondering why these hearings only take place eight months after the saga surfaced, then you must be new to the legal world: Before a civil case court hearing, many things would need to be done, and it’s common for a hearing to occur eight months (or even a year) after the writ of summons is issued.
So this means these legal actions took place shortly after the saga occurred.
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