Monday, October 24, 2011

El Naschie v Nature pre-trial review in 3 hours!

A great, timely find by Richard Holmes of the University Ranking Watch blog.


If you go to http://www.courtserve.net/courtlists/current/rcj/indexv2rcj.htm and search for "Naschie" you'll find a number of .rtf files that contain the text

COURT 12
Before MRS JUSTICE SHARP
Tuesday, 25th October 2011
At half past 10
Jury List
PRE TRIAL REVIEW
& APPLICATION NOTICE

TLJ/10/1474 El Naschie v MacMillan
Publishers Ltd & anr


MacMillan is Nature's parent company. "anr" is legalese shorthand for "another", in this case Quirin Schiermeier, who wrote the article that incensed El Naschie. But I don't know why someone called Mrs. Justice Sharp is involved or why a Jury List is mentioned. There is to be no jury. And what's "TLJ/10/1474"?


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8 comments:

  1. Yes, this "TLJ/10/1474" is strange indeed. The case No. for the "Naschie v Macmillan Publishers Ltd (t/a Nature Publishing Group) & Anor" is "HQ09X02934".

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  2. If it's not a case number I thought maybe it could be a statute number, but Googling produces nothing, so I think that's not it.

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  3. Judgements with case numbers in the same fashion can be found, e.g. ("TLJ/10/0040" in the same court where the "Naschie v Macmillan" case is held):

    http://www.5rb.com/docs/Islam%20Expo%20Ltd%20v%20The%20Spectator%20%281828%29%20Ltd%20%5B2010%5D%20EWHC%202011%20%28QB%29.pdf

    Maybe there exist two separate lawsuits and cases, consequently.

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  4. Ah! Good. Your link says

    Case No: TLJ/10/0040
    Neutral Citation Number: [2010] EWHC 2011 (QB)

    From Shawn Halayka's witness statement

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/49658872/Witness-Statement

    we see

    Claim No. HQo9X02934

    so the Court uses various numbering schemes. It seems needlessly complicated, but no doubt the proliferation of schemes that the general public cannot fathom is beneficial to the legal profession.

    Excellent, Shrink. I think we've got the notice figured out.

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  5. On the other hand in the judgement by Mr. Justice Eady from June one can see:

    "Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1468 (QB)
    Case No: HQ09X02934"

    So Claim or Case refer to the same thing, apparently.

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  6. I am offended by the suggestion that the legal system is largely brambles and bullshit by design. :)

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  7. Shawn, it's not only these numbering systems that make me think it but also my experience.

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  8. Oops. That :) was supposed to be a ;)

    I fully agree, and I hear ya ... sorry about your experiences. :(

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