Taiwan court ordered a dentist to pay his mother Tw 22.33 million for raising him

Vastavam web: Taiwan’s top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw 22.33 million (US 744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.The supreme court yesterday upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honour a contract he signed with his mother 20 years ago promising to refund her.Worried that nobody would look after her when she got old, Lo signed the contracts with her sons after they both turned 20, stipulating that they must pay her 60 percent of the net profit from their incomes.

Lo accused her sons of ignoring her after they both started relationships, saying their girlfriends even sent her letters through their lawyers demanding her not to “bother” her sons, according to local reports.Her younger son claimed that the contract violated “good customs” as raising a child should not be measured in financial terms, and went to court against his mother.Lo appealed all the way to the supreme court after lower courts ruled in favour of her son.