- McLibel -

Re: The trial ends...

Posted by: Arthur Hayes on June 19, 1997 at 22:03:51:

In Reply to: The trial ends... posted by Les. Hayward on June 19, 1997 at 16:13:59:

> I have just heard the very disapointing results of this case.

Disapointing results? The judges verdict is not the end of this case..
It was clear from the start that the system was stacked against the defendants and that despite the overwhelming evidence, the trial would be 'lost' due to the draconian libel laws, lack of jurry trial,
semantics and interpretation.

> Quite apart from my complete support for the defendants, I would like
> to raise another question. Why do legal procedings such as this cost
> so much anyway?

Because lawyers like Rampton charge a lot? McDonald's have spent an estimated $16 million while the defendants spent about $50,000.

> The law is an ass, and a remarkably expensive one!

You are not wrong!

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