This was the day the trial actually started. Due to negotiating the live streaming our expert witness and world renowned oncologist Dr Abrams sat in court all day instead of providing the evidence we flew him all the way from the USA for:
Both parties gather in chambers. State is appealing to the SCA but they agree to allow the live stream on traditional media channels, just not FGA website.
Live Stream is allowed and the cameras start rolling.
Strike out application (argued by state, Adv Quabashe) received 1st day of trial (state) & 2nd day of Trial (DFL). They wanted to strike out all the annexures to our experts summaries. Reasons: Summaries not clear, Medical Innovation Bill already in parliament, WCHC ruling, experts did not write the papers themselves, etc. Adv Mahon deals with each of these.
Mahon makes it clear that the defendants have had since 30 September 2016 to bring such an objection. We have had case management for this very purpose. We had made arrangements for a joint minute and nothing was done. Goes through pre trial bundles. No recognition of true issues.
Starting earlier tomorrow – judge is very aware of the time marching on. Start at 9.30 tomorrow.
Dr Abrams sits in court all day.