Tricky Tactics: Judge allows surveillance evidence despite delay

A High Court judge has criticised a defendant who delayed submitting surveillance footage of the claimant until weeks before a trial was due to begin. The defendant argued the evidence was extremely significant and should be admitted in spite of any possible procedural unfairness. Ultimately, the judge allowed the evidence to be heard at trial because the hearing date of the case had been adjourned, allowing the claimant time to respond.

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Speeding Away From Justice: Ex-Nissan CEO flees “rigged Japanese justice system”

Former Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, has fled to Lebanon in an attempt to escape the “rigged Japanese justice system”. The Brazilian-born business tycoon was smuggled out of his home in Japan, in breach of his bail conditions. He has sought refuge in Lebanon due to his Lebanese citizenship and his widespread popularity in the country. Reporters are unsure how he was able to flee the country as his three passports remain in Japan.

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