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Published 26th August 2010, 3:13pm

On 24 August 2010, the Grand Court published a preliminary judgment in the litigation initiated by Tom Jones International (TJI) against the Cayman Islands Government. The Government had applied to the Grand Court to have the claims made by TJI dismissed without a trial. The Court found that the issues raised by the parties require a full trial, and the Government looks forward to presenting its case at that trial in due course. To that end, the Government will now proceed to set out the full details of its financial claims against TJI. The term "forensically embarrassing" is used in the judgment in connection with the Government's counterclaim. This is a legal term, which simply means "lacking in detail". The Government did not feel that it was appropriate to incur the costs of setting out its counterclaim in full until it was clear that the matter would go to a full trial. The Court has now found that the issues raised by the parties do require a full trial and, accordingly, the Government will now proceed to set out the full details of its claim against TJI.