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Gong Show

Member Since 23 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2014 02:45 AM
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In Topic: Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki missing Mid-Atlantic

06 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

 

As regards lawsuits, outside the USA, people tend to be much less keen to make lawyers richer, and much keener to find the truth without them.

 

 

civil litigation is practically a national sport in Britain

 

Nonsense. Population of England and Wales 56M, number of civil cases that make it to court, around 47,000. So that's less than one per thousand of population. National sport?

 

(Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own legal systems, for anyone wondering.)

 

Careful Dogwatch, civil litigation is much more than making it to court.

What are the numbers for pleadings filed??

It is generally accepted that in common law jurisdictions in Canada, 5% of filed matters make it to court.

 

Please note that I am not in agreement with the national sport statement.


In Topic: Southern Strait 2014 - 46th annual classic race

22 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Oh yeah, whoever that CG rep was, she should not get all worked up about her sole asset.

I have not seen a kindergarten class scolded as bad as she told us.

Someone higher up the food chain with a bit of knowledge about yacht racing and being a civil servant.

Need two way respect for this to work and she was not the one to further that goal!


In Topic: Southern Strait 2014 - 46th annual classic race

22 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

Well done Kotuku!!

 

Honestly, us aboard Kiva did not wish anything to touch your keel or rudder as you pranced through the rock piles!

A big roll of the dice that paid off handsomely!

We look forward to similar conditions at Swiftsure!