Sahara Gets Relief From Supreme Court of the State of New York: Court Rejects Bid to Attach its Foreign Properties

subrataroy-inkSahara India Pariwar, owner of the Plaza Hotel, the Dream Downtown Hotel at New York and Grosvenor House Hotel, at London, while getting validation to its claim from Supreme Court of the State of New York, gets a relief in a lawsuit filed by Hong Kong based JTS Trading against Sahara and Trinity White City Ventures Limited in June, claiming that it had a deal under a joint venture with Trinity for a deal of the hotels and that it was abruptly excluded when Trinity decided to partner with Sahara. Sahara had claimed that it is being unfairly dragged into a private dispute between JTS and Trinity, as it was a non-party to the dispute. Sahara therefore claimed that JTS had no rights to attach the interests of Sahara’s subsidiary non-party entities (Sahara Plaza LLC and Sahara Dreams LLC) which were accepted by the Supreme Court.

JTS Trading was apparently in a potential joint venture with Trinity White City Ventures Ltd., in a potential bid by Trinity to refinance Sahara’s two hotels in New York and one in London. Sahara was at one time in discussions with Trinity for a refinancing deal, but had no knowledge of the dealings between Trinity and JTS. JTS has alleged breach of the prior joint venture and hence said that damages should be paid.

The broker, JTS, sought USD 350 million as damages and attachment of Sahara’s two prized overseas properties – the Plaza Hotel, the Dream Downtown Hotel at New York.However, the Supreme Court in its order, remarked, “JTS fails to establish entitlement to attach the assets of the non-parties.” Further, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, while accepting Sahara’s contentions, ordered, “Accordingly, JTS’s application for a pre-judgment order of attachment, and all of JTS’s alternate grounds for relief, must be denied.”

While speaking about Sahara’s victory in the said case, the Sahara’s spokesperson said, “We welcome the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decision which understood our claims in the pious light of justice and protected us from becoming a victim of unscrupulous litigation which aimed at falsely and unfairly dragging us into a private dispute between two parties who have had a falling out.”

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7 Comments on Sahara Gets Relief From Supreme Court of the State of New York: Court Rejects Bid to Attach its Foreign Properties

  1. This is clearly good news for Sahara. The case was very weak and Sahara came out clean. Justice has been done.

  2. Soni Khandelwal // September 24, 2015 at 10:49 am // Reply

    Congratulations to Sahara India pariwar. This is reassuring that sahara is regaining its reputation.

  3. JTS seriously had no rights to attach the interests of non party entitle regarding Sahara if the latter was a non party to the whole dispute. Thank goodness to the judiciary system which passed the appropriate verdict and they served it right.

  4. Surendra Parmar // September 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm // Reply

    I still don’t get it that why don’t such opportunity seekers leave Sahara out of their mess? They have valid reasons to proceed with their deeds and enough evidences (like they provided to the SC of the state of NY) to prove themselves right. So why dragging it every now and then? They are already having a hard time.

    • Rajveer Singh // September 26, 2015 at 10:44 am //

      I agree with Surendra..i dont know why this keeps on happening to Sahara,but this is some good news for them and i hope they come out of all the mes soon.

  5. Why everybody is dragging Sahara in new disputes? The Group is already going through a rough phase and everybody is finding this as an opportunity. This way no hope remains for Sahara if the group will ever get fair judgment.

  6. Musfia Hussain // September 12, 2018 at 2:25 am // Reply

    Sahara India Pariwar already passes a long period through a hard phase and still their hope remaining adamant upon the loyal justice of Honourable Supreme Court as early as possible.


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