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Re: Conditions for McD win?

Posted by: Fergus Murray ( Britain ) on May 29, 1997 at 18:28:58:

In Reply to: Re: Conditions for McD win? posted by Siamak on May 22, 1997 at 14:34:40:

: > However, what if McD only win on some of the other issues.
: > For instance, what if they won the section about the destruction of
: > Brazilian rainforests but lost on worker's rights? Though it would be
: > true that the pamphlet in question was not wholly correct,

: Again you are prejudging the case. The defendants have not accepted this neither was is conclusively established during the course of the trial. So I don't know how you can say it is true.

He is not prejudging the case: he is not saying it is true. The paragraph started "What if...?". He is asking questions about a hypothetical scenario, not making statements of fact.

: > therefore McDonald's should strictly speaking have won the case

: NO, NO, NO, you are definitely wrong here too.

He is still speaking hypothetically: *if* McD's is judged to have shown some parts of the leaflet, *then* they will, strictly speaking, have won, although, as Neil points out, it will really be something of a hollow victory. But, legally, it will be a victory, *if* that happens.

- Fergus

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