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Post by ultimaThule on 19.02.14 22:19

@haroldd2 wrote:Has the libel trial been adjourned until a given date? If so, until when? If not, is it usual in Portuguese civil trials not to give an adjournment date?

Was a reason given for adjourning?

I take the view that if the McCanns lose the libel case they'll be wide open to people suing them in the English civil courts (and indeed in other countries) for misleading them into donating money. A loss to GA will not necessarily give grounds for a criminal prosecution for fraud, but it will for a civil action for tort.

Might there have been some diplomatic intervention?

Presumably if the case is being tried by a judge rather than a jury, then there's no reason for any legal arguments to be in secret - unless someone, who may not necessarily be either of the parties in the case, has made a good case to the contrary.

We seem to have adjourned to this thread, harold: https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t8887-libel-trial-7th-jan-postponed-confirmed and if you check out p.22 there's a brief history of the trial to dat.

I can't see how losing will open any floodgates for claims against the McCanns either in the UK or elsewhere because Dr Amaral's book merely posits a theory and if he and his co-defendants win the case it can't be seen as evidence, or proof positive, that Madeleine is dead.

The proceedings have been heard in open court because the McCanns refused the defendants' offer for the case to be heard in private and, from what can be ascertained from the transcripts of the proceedings produced by Anne Guedes who has attended throughout, there have been no closed sessions for the purpose of hearing legal arguments.   

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Might there have been some diplomatic intervention'? 'Intervention' in what?  

After posting here, I'll copy this to the other thread and if you respond there it will avoid any confusion caused by 2 threads on the same subject running concurrently.
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