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Post  Christine on Tue 7 Jan - 8:30

I just read on Twitter that the trial has been postponed till Friday, due to the death of Eusebio. Don't know if it's true but it wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  almostgothic on Tue 7 Jan - 8:37

From Twitter:

UK Justice Forum ‏@Justice_forum 6h

#McCann vs Gonçalo Amaral libel hearing due to take place today postponed while judge considers legal argument on behalf of plaintiffs.

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Post  MaryB on Tue 7 Jan - 8:44

This is really annoying. What a farce this has become. How can justice take place with all these postponements. I thought the decision had been made not to hear them. And now the judge is reconsidering.

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Post  Guest on Tue 7 Jan - 8:48

I also saw that on Twitter, from the UK Justice Forum (sic). There's no proof whatsoever that it's even true. So I am reserving judgement for now.

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Post  MaryB on Tue 7 Jan - 8:50

That's very sensible Iris. I should do the same. It is annoying that the news we get seems to be very censored.

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Post  jassi on Tue 7 Jan - 8:53

MaryB wrote:This is really annoying.  What a farce this has become.  How can justice take place with all these postponements.  I thought the decision had been made not to hear them.  And now the judge is reconsidering.  


The McCann lawyer lodged an appeal against that decision.
The question is - do the McCanns really want to go through with this, or is it just another delaying tactic ?

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  fred on Tue 7 Jan - 9:05

It is being said that it is because that Portugal has 3 days of mourning for Eusebio. But the school banks etc are all working normally, so no idea!!

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Post  Panda on Tue 7 Jan - 9:06

This is unbelievable!!! The charge against Amaral was brought by the McCanns well over 2 years ago , the McCanns had no intention of being there themselves, a few months ago they tried to do a deal with Amaral but he refused,causing 6 months delay in the Trial. When they could see their witnesses hadn't done them any favours they applied to be asistentes, now their Lawyer , the poison Dwarf is at it again, appealing for a delay . If the Judge allows this I will be very disapointed in the Legal system in Portugal.  Rant over. 

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  quickfingers on Tue 7 Jan - 9:38

Panda wrote:When they could see their witnesses hadn't done them any favours they applied to be asistentes, now their Lawyer , the poison Dwarf is at it again, appealing for a delay.

Panda they haven't applied to be assistentes in this trial at all. You are confusing this with the re-opening of the case in Portugal.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  almostgothic on Tue 7 Jan - 9:41

Jerry Lawton ‏@JerryLawton 1h
Final day of #mccann £1m libel action against former detective Goncalo Amaral adjourned

Interesting that he's not telling us WHY it's been adjourned.
That's the first question a journo would ask, so surely he must know.

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Post  Guest on Tue 7 Jan - 9:44

We've waited five years. Another five days is nothing.

And if it is just a delaying tactic, it just shows how worried the McCanns must be.

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Post  Panda on Tue 7 Jan - 9:49

quickfingers wrote:
Panda wrote:When they could see their witnesses hadn't done them any favours they applied to be asistentes, now their Lawyer , the poison Dwarf is at it again, appealing for a delay.

Panda they haven't applied to be assistentes in this trial at all.  You are confusing this with the re-opening of the case in Portugal.
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How many trials are there? They only applied quickfingers when they could see how ineffectual their Witnesses were .......

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  Guest on Tue 7 Jan - 9:53

One. So far. The assistente status has nothing to do with any trials!

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Post  almostgothic on Tue 7 Jan - 10:04

From KM's Christmas message:

It would still be a comfort if we could slow time just a little.

Slow time, buy time, whatever.
Just putting off the inevitable, but keep on looking for loopholes if it's a 'comfort'.
The Titanic still hit the iceberg, no matter how many deckchairs were rearranged ...

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  Panda on Tue 7 Jan - 10:10

Iris wrote:One.  So far.  The assistente status has nothing to do with any trials!


I give up Iris, I won't even ask what assistente was for.  

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  almostgothic on Tue 7 Jan - 10:23

Mr Jerry adds more detail:

Jerry Lawton ‏@JerryLawton 3m
#mccann libel trial adjourned to date to be fixed after Goncalo Amaral's lawyers submitted more documents at last minute


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Re: Trial postponed

Post  quickfingers on Tue 7 Jan - 10:26

Panda wrote:
Iris wrote:One.  So far.  The assistente status has nothing to do with any trials!


I give up Iris, I won't even ask what assistente was for.  

As far as I understand they applied to be assistentes in the case so they get to find out what is being investigated, what evidence there is etc. This is since the case has been re-opened in Portugal. It has nothing to do with the trial. Hope that helps.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  weissnicht on Tue 7 Jan - 10:42

almostgothic wrote:Jerry Lawton ‏@JerryLawton 1h
Final day of #mccann £1m libel action against former detective Goncalo Amaral adjourned

Interesting that he's not telling us WHY it's been adjourned.
That's the first question a journo would ask, so surely he must know.
I asked him 'Why?'
No answer.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  jeanmonroe on Tue 7 Jan - 10:47

ID
Lagal argument 1
'The McCanns don't understand why GA won't accept their hush money, for a third time, and lifelong gagging order, m'lud'
Legal argument 2
"The McCanns have heard from their private investigators, the MPS, that during an adjournment, just of a few days, Mr Andy WILL produce a patsy so disproving GA's assertions."
Legal argument 3
"The McCanns require an adjournment of a few days to complete their move to an unnamed non-extradition country with the UK"
Legal argument 4
"The McCanns request an adjournment because there would have been no UK photographers outside of the court to record their 'sad' court faces, but will be in a few days time"
Legal argument 5.
"Kate and Gerry don't look good in brown trousers"
Legal argument 6
"The McCanns are still 'relentlessly searching' Goodison Park, for Madeleine"

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  jeanmonroe on Tue 7 Jan - 10:52

almostgothic wrote:Mr Jerry adds more detail:

Jerry Lawton ‏@JerryLawton 3m
#mccann libel trial adjourned to date to be fixed after Goncalo Amaral's lawyers submitted more documents at last minute


IF true, i hope it is KM's 'book' of which, i believe, GA did say, "A book that is written by someone who was a suspect may become of use as a document, maybe even a piece of documental evidence. Let us wait."


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Re: Trial postponed

Post  frencheuropean on Tue 7 Jan - 10:53

May be something to do with Madeleine being WOC.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  almostgothic on Tue 7 Jan - 11:01

IIRC the defence lawyers were ordered to deliver some financial documents at some point.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  the slave on Tue 7 Jan - 11:25

Much misreporting again. Amaral's lawyer has asked some pertinent questions regarding Madeleine's 'Ward of Court' status. They've got 10 days to sort it.
Does Justice Hogg even know this is being done in the name of her ward?
Madeleine is still a plaintif.
Bizarre as ever. But it has nothing to with either the McCann's lawyer or Eusebio.

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Re: Trial postponed

Post  kitti on Tue 7 Jan - 11:41

Madeleine is not a plaintiff .



Madeleine is being looked after by the WOC status.







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Re: Trial postponed

Post  Panda on Tue 7 Jan - 11:51

quickfingers wrote:
Panda wrote:
Iris wrote:One.  So far.  The assistente status has nothing to do with any trials!


I give up Iris, I won't even ask what assistente was for.  

As far as I understand they applied to be assistentes in the case so they get to find out what is being investigated, what evidence there is etc.  This is since the case has been re-opened in Portugal.   It has nothing to do with the trial.  Hope that helps.
 
It's as clear as mud quickfingers  In any Court Case you have a Plaintiff and Defendant both will have prepared their case ...how come the Plaintiff can find out in advance what is being investigated? They provided the claim , Amaral has to defend it ....end of story.

Kitti is right, originally the McCanns put Madeleine in their claim but deleted it when they were told Madeleine was a Ward of Court.

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