Culturecom Holdings chairman Tang Lap-yan is suing the company for damages, alleging breach of contract. The litigation comes after an announcement this week that Sing Tao Holdings is selling a 32 per cent stake in Culturecom to Australian company ViaGold for $21 million. At one stage, there had been some speculation that Mr Tang was poised to buy Sing Tao's stake in Culturecom. Sing Tao owns 43.33 per cent and will retain 11.33 per cent. ViaGold will nominate two representatives to replace Mr Tang and John Wilkinson on the Culturecom board. In a writ filed at the High Court, Mr Tang is claiming damages from Culturecom for breach of contract. No details were given in the document. He is also seeking a declaration that he be indemnified by Culturecom against all liabilities, actions, costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses which he may have incurred or sustained in his duty as director of subsidiary Tin Tin Publication Development. According to the writ, this is for any decisions made, acts performed or instructions given to Tin Tin's solicitors in relation to a 1990 lawsuit. The suit was launched by liquidators of Tin Tin Yat Pao International and concerns the rights to print and publish the Tin Tin Daily News. The liquidators dispute the claim of ownership of the printing and publication rights by Tin Tin Publication Development. Tin Tin Yat Pao is seeking an injunction to prevent Tin Tin Publication Development from printing and publishing the Tin Tin Daily News or using the Tin Tin Daily News name. The Court of First Instance is due to rule on the matter next year.