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May 11, 2018

Is B.T.L. Litigation Over?

Eamon Courtenay

So at long last, is it over? The now nearly nine-year saga of Telemedia’s acquisition by government started in August of 2009 and effectively concluded with the settlement in 2015. That settlement was defined and ratified by the C.C.J. in October 2016 and again in November 2017 as to the level of payments to both the Employees’ Trust and Dunkeld Investments. The Sunshine case was spun out of the latter, but with its comprehensive defeat, Courtenay told reporters that the government must quench its thirst for this case.

 

Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for B.T.L. Employees’ Trust

“Why is it that Sunshine never made a claim for compensation? When this acquisition took place in 2009 and was repeated in 2011, Sunshine never made a claim for compensation. It never made a claim for compensation, because it would be Sunshine owned by the Government claiming from the Government compensation. As I said in a different case, it is stupidity on stilts, and the judge rejected it comprehensively. It is a really ridiculous, bizarre and expensive frolic by the Government. Enough is enough, man. It is comedy – and I don’t know who rules the asylum that the Government is in, but we really have reached the bottom. It’s really disgraceful: you all were in there and heard the words that the judge used in describing the claim – absolutely without merit. Enough is enough, man.”

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