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    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=49690

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    There's no details in that link.

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    Default Re: ACU admits liability

    Zoom in on the page.
    Gist is the ACU is about to embark on a huge arse covering operation as their lawyers can't see a way of wriggling out of liability for nearly killing someone.

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    Default Re: ACU admits liability

    The text as printed on the front page of the paper (via the link) -


    The Auto Cycle Union has admitted liability over the TT incident that left red-flagged racer Steve Mercer with life-changing injuries.

    But the scale of his personal injury compensation has still to be agreed - and the case could yet go to court.

    Details emerged at a high court hearing in which a lawyer for the ACU sought an interim declaration of jurisdiction - in short, a ruling on whether the case should be heard here as the ACU wants or in England, as Mr Mercer believes it should.

    The court heard that the TT rider has not issued any proceedings as yet.

    But Vicki Unsworth, representing the ACU, said her client had sought the interim declaration as a 'pre-emptive application' given the threat that Mr Mercer would issue proceedings in the high court of England and Wales.

    Such a move, if granted, would be a first for the island.

    Steve Mercer was critically injured during his 10th TT when he was among a group of red-flagged TT riders who were allowed to travel back to the Grandstand the 'wrongway' round the course.

    At Ballycrye, near Ballaugh, his machine collided head-on with a course car, which was travelling at high speed on its way to the acci-

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    I'm not sure what we're supposed to be discussing but clearly whoever told riders to go the wrong way round the track is at fault.
    If there is a court case it should be heard in the Isle of Man but if it is the court will be biased towards the ACU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I'm not sure what we're supposed to be discussing but clearly whoever told riders to go the wrong way round the track is at fault.
    If there is a court case it should be heard in the Isle of Man but if it is the court will be biased towards the ACU.
    The ACU sent the car round. Officials of the ACU sent the riders the wrong way.

    Oh, AFAIUI, It's not the same ACU as runs UK racing. It's a subsidiary, ACU Events. Summat like that.

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