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Offline Montclair

Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:29:35 PM »
It's official, the McCanns lost their appeal!

Judgement in full
http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=7937.msg383226#msg383226


Madeleine McCann's parents lose Supreme Court libel appeal

By Associated Press

Published: 16:04, 31 January 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Supreme Court has ruled that missing British girl Madeleine McCann's parents can't sue for libel a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

A court official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Portugal's highest court ruled the allegations are protected by freedom of expression laws and weren't abusive.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hadn't yet been published.

A Lisbon court in 2015 ordered Goncalo Amaral to pay Kate and Gerry McCann 500,000 euros ($540,000) in compensation. The McCanns had sought 1.2 million euros.

An appeals court last year overturned that conviction before reaching Portugal's top court.

Madeleine disappeared from a vacation home in Portugal's Algarve region in May 2007, days before her 4th birthday.


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Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 03:33:06 PM »
It's official, the McCanns lost their appeal!


Ah beat me to it


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Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 03:35:37 PM »

http://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/mccann-perdem-recurso-no-supremo-contra-goncalo-amaral?ref=Modalidades_BlocoFimPagina

The couple McCann lost the appeal in the Supreme Court against Gonçalo Amaral, former inspector of the Judiciary Police. The information is advanced by SIC Notícias . Gerry and Kate appealed to the Supreme Court against the former PJ inspector. Gonçalo Amaral who wrote a book - "Truth of the Lie" - where he argued that Maddie's parents were the real culprits for his disappearance in 2007 in Praia da Luz, Algarve.
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Online Alfie

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 03:55:45 PM »
It's official, the McCanns lost their appeal!
Hurrah!  Rejoice!
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Offline jassi

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 03:58:14 PM »
I'm delighted it's all over. It's dragged on for so long, I wasn't sure I'd be around for the final verdict .
To all you Amaral campers out there, Hi De Hi

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I suspect everyone. And l suspect no one.
I gather the facts, examine the clues... and before   you know it, the case is solved!"

Or maybe not -  Almost 10 years and still no solution.

Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 04:03:57 PM »
Hurrah!  Rejoice!


I'm sure G A .will be

hopefully now its over he will be able to get on with his life ......that he deserves to do.
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Online John

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 04:05:31 PM »
Well Hallelujah!   It's about time they came out with a decision, any decision!
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Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 04:16:24 PM »
How long will it be before there is a thread devoted to slagging off Portugals legal system?
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Online Alfie

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 04:18:34 PM »
Though this is undoubtedly yet another kick in the teeth for them and though they must feel a huge injustice has been served to them and their family, I think the McCanns will get over it.  Let's hope they don't get any daft ideas about going to the ECHR (if that is even an option, not sure).  Time to move on and try and forget about the little creep and his book now IMO.
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Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
Though this is undoubtedly yet another kick in the teeth for them and though they must feel a huge injustice has been served to them and their family, I think the McCanns will get over it.  Let's hope they don't get any daft ideas about going to the ECHR (if that is even an option, not sure).  Time to move on and try and forget about the little creep and his book now IMO.


there again this may open can of worms ...........a lot have been waiting for ..............

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2750157/maddie-mccanns-parents-lose-court-appeal-to-silence-cop-who-claims-they-covered-up-daughters-death


MADDIE COURT BID QUASHED Maddie McCann’s parents lose court appeal to silence cop who claims they covered up daughter’s death
Goncalo Amaral had worked on the investigation to find Maddie after she disappeared in May 2007
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 04:28:46 PM »
Though this is undoubtedly yet another kick in the teeth for them and though they must feel a huge injustice has been served to them and their family, I think the McCanns will get over it.  Let's hope they don't get any daft ideas about going to the ECHR (if that is even an option, not sure).  Time to move on and try and forget about the little creep and his book now IMO.
I don't think it is as easy as that.

I am not an expert in McCann v Amaral.  I am not an expert in Portuguese law.  I am not an expert in European law.

But I have been told by someone with more knowledge than me that this outcome would result in the McCanns having to pay out very large sums of money.

Whether the Find Madeleine fund can pay for this purpose and the impact it would have is something we discussed a long time ago.  I'm afraid my limited interest in this case means I have forgotten the details.
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Online davel

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 04:31:26 PM »
I don't think it is as easy as that.

I am not an expert in McCann v Amaral.  I am not an expert in Portuguese law.  I am not an expert in European law.

But I have been told by someone with more knowledge than me that this outcome would result in the McCanns having to pay out very large sums of money.

Whether the Find Madeleine fund can pay for this purpose and the impact it would have is something we discussed a long time ago.  I'm afraid my limited interest in this case means I have forgotten the details.


it will be interesting to find out how reliable your sources are
as experienced investigators...based on the evidence...we believe Madeleine McCann was removed from the apartment by a stranger....DCI Redwood...Scotland Yard

Neither the McCanns nor their friend are persons of interest or suspects

If civil questions are being asked can we have the courtesy to provide civil answers.

Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
Though this is undoubtedly yet another kick in the teeth for them and though they must feel a huge injustice has been served to them and their family, I think the McCanns will get over it.  Let's hope they don't get any daft ideasabout going  to the ECHR (if that is even an option, not sure).  Time to move on and try and forget about the little creep and his book now IMO.




NO ECHR............iis not an option ....they lost...

they will have to pay him ....

assets unfrozen .they will have to ..........let it go
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Offline jassi

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 04:32:41 PM »
I don't think it is as easy as that.

I am not an expert in McCann v Amaral.  I am not an expert in Portuguese law.  I am not an expert in European law.

But I have been told by someone with more knowledge than me that this outcome would result in the McCanns having to pay out very large sums of money.

Whether the Find Madeleine fund can pay for this purpose and the impact it would have is something we discussed a long time ago.  I'm afraid my limited interest in this case means I have forgotten the details.

It'll be all to do with costs. Not sure if any of Amaral's sequestered money was ever transferred, though if so, that will have to be paid .
To all you Amaral campers out there, Hi De Hi

I believe everything. And l believe nothing.
I suspect everyone. And l suspect no one.
I gather the facts, examine the clues... and before   you know it, the case is solved!"

Or maybe not -  Almost 10 years and still no solution.

Offline xtina

Re: Supreme Court rules against the McCanns in damages case.
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 04:33:18 PM »

it will be interesting to find out how reliable your sources are


The decision of the Supreme has now been made known. According to SIC Notícias, the appeal was dismissed and the McCann couple lost the case against Gonçalo Amaral, having now no more opportunities to reverse the decision.
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