Day 124 - 10 May 95 - Page 02

     1                                      Wednesday, 10th May 1995.
     3   MR. MORRIS:  I want to refer to a Defendants' document which is
     4        "Big Mac, The Unauthorised Story of McDonald's".  Believe
     5        it or not, I cannot work out which number document it is.
     7   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Is it in one of your bundles?
     9   MR. MORRIS:  It is in one of our bundles.  It was served.
    11   MR. RAMPTON:  It would not be in a bundle, my Lord, because it
    12        is not an admissible document.
    14   MR. MORRIS:  Of course it is an admissible document.
    16   MR. RAMPTON:  No, my Lord, it is not an admissible document.  It
    17        is a book which shows by its very title it is not an
    18        admissible document.
    20   MR. MORRIS:  It has been referred to before and it has quotes
    21        from McDonald's representatives and all kinds of stuff.
    22        When I referred to it before, I thought that the court all
    23        had copies of it.
    25   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  No.  It is certainly not one of the books
    26        that has been handed to me.  I cannot remember every
    27        document of which I have been given a copy in addition to
    28        the .....
    30   MR. MORRIS:  It was disclosed to the Plaintiffs.  It would be
    31        easier if the witness had a copy in front of him.  I could
    32        just refer to bits of it and ask questions, but it would be
    33        easier if -----
    35   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  What I suggest you do is -- you see, the book
    36        itself does not have any status in the case at the moment.
    37        If you have reason to suppose or think you have -- are they
    38        quotes from executives or purported quotes from
    39        executives?  What sort of thing do you want to put?
    41   MR. MORRIS:  It includes, for example, an interview from someone
    42        from the Hamburger University and things like that, but
    43        most of it mentions incidents involving the Company which I
    44        want to put to the witness.
    46   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  What I suggest you do, because you have had
    47        some practice at it now, is just use the book yourself, put
    48        a question like:  "Do you know whether so and so said?" and
    49        then just put it like that.  It is rather the same as where
    50        you had newspaper reports of something and you will 
    51        remember what was said on the previous occasions and how 
    52        you managed to put it then and do the same now. 
    54   MR. MORRIS:  Yes.  Sometimes it just saves time if someone can
    55        cast their eye over a paragraph and say:  "What do you
    56        think of that?"
    58   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  It may do, but if it is more than a short
    59        quote, try to break it up.  If you have an introductory
    60        question you may find straightaway whether Mr. Beavers can

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