SNG letter to Justice Kornreich regarding latest GGYC lawsuit
[Source: Alinghi] Société Nautique de Genève legal counsel wrote to New York Supreme Court Justice Kornreich on Friday stating the defending yacht club's position on the challenger's latest lawsuit contesting the venue choice on the grounds of safety and suggesting a date for argumentation in October.
Extract from the letter:
[…] Yesterday evening at 11:03pm I received an email indicating that GGYC has filed a motion challenging the propriety of Ras al Khaimah as the venue for the 33rd America’s Cup and requesting the Court to relocate the venue of the America’s Cup from Ras al Khaimah to Valencia, Spain. The principal grounds of the motion appears to be that the venue SNG has chosen is unsafe even though Oracle, whose chairman, Larry Ellison, owns BMW Oracle, sponsors GGYC and financed GGYC’s vessel does substantial business in the UAE and Oracle has an office in the UAE. GGYC’s law firm, Latham & Watkins, also has an office in the UAE. Significantly, Russell Coutts, the skipper of BMW Oracle organizes an annual regatta in Dubai (50km from Ras al Khaimah, UAE) in November. […]
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