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J.J. Lehto seriously injured

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#201 ensign14

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:22

Now, it's getting silly. :drunk:

Had our French agent tell me to change our expert because a French court would never take the word of an Englishman over a Frenchman. Had our Spanish agent tell me not to fight jurisdiction in Spain because although the contract was English, under English law, with an English jurisdiction clause in the English language, dealt with performance in England and damage occurred in England, a Spanish court would ignore European law and declare it to be subject to Spanish law. Had endless battles in Germany trying to stop the German courts asserting jurisdiction over things (that had already been decided in England) in clear breach of European law.

I could mention other examples. And then I could mention tales told to me from others. E.g. the Portuguese trial where someone was sentenced to 2 years in prison for a crime that even the prosecutor knew the (English) defendant was innocent. But was denied an interpreter and legal access.

But as I say serious international litigation takes place in London. Because nobody in the real world trusts the legal systems anywhere else.


#202 GodHimself

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:24

Ok, fair enough, but aren't we drifting a bit from the topic?

#203 ensign14

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:29

It's freejazz.

#204 SophieB

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:40


Folks, with a final legal decision made on this grim case, it looks like the discussion has now moved onto discussing the legal systems of different nations, which is way off-topic.

I am closing this. Drop me a PM if you had points you wanted to make about the actual case and I'll consider re-opening it but I think we're done. Otherwise, if there do turn out to be any significant fresh developments relating to the case, a new thread can be started with a link to this one.