It is still very painful and difficult to understand the lack of decency and humanity in JLR’s suing the Magnusson family over their C-Type replica construction – something already approved by Jaguar.
JLR won their case in a Swedish court astoundingly, but now an appeal is being heard also in Sweden.
It began yesterday and according to our reliable source: “The first day seems to have been rather farcical with JLR throwing their toys out of the cot and demanding that the whole hearing be cancelled if a certain witness was allowed to speak – a witness who could have exposed untruths in JLR’s earlier submissions and blown many of their arguments out of the water. JLR hurriedly withdrew previously-submitted material with which they hoped to use to discredit this witness in an attempt to give them no reason to appear and defend themselves. This ploy has seemed to work with the Court and the witness will no longer be allowed to speak.
“JLR also found some other toys to throw out. A very well-respected and senior Swedish copyright legal professional offered a 6-page document clearly laying out reasons why copyright for the C-Type should never be accepted in Sweden. JLR threatened to walk out if this submission was approved by the Court. This respected person will be very well known to the Judges presiding. The submission HAS been approved by the Court. It remains to be seen what JLR’s reaction will be …
“You couldn’t make it up!
“The banned ‘witness’ was Philip Porter
“Tomorrow the Court will listen to JLR. Wednesday is the Magnussen’s day.”
Personally, I am disgusted by JLR’s unnecessary actions, and am not alone in that.
Hypocritically, JLR owned and commercially used its own replica C and D-Type – both not built by Jaguar.
We wish the Magussons all the good fortune possible.