El Naschie v MacMillan Publishers Ltd & anr
The trial of El Naschie v MacMillan Publishers Ltd & anr, a libel claim, began today after Mrs Justice Sharp refused the Claimant's application for a further adjournment. The claim concerns an article published in Nature magazine in November 2008. The Defendants are advancing defences of justification, fair comment and Reynolds privilege. The Claimant is unrepresented. Andrew Caldecott QC and Aidan Eardley, instructed by Taylor Wessing LLP, act for the Defendants.
El Naschie, remember, called in sick on October 31, as we predicted. Then on November 10th El Naschie Watch wrote
Court is in session even as I write this, and doubtless El Naschie is explaining that the dog ate his homework.
We were right again!