I have a hearing fixed for 3 minutes tomorrow. It's on the opponent's application for more time to prepare their evidence. It's pretty routine thing but the dispute between the parties is hot.
Today, I prepared a 4-page long skeleton argument together with a 1-page chronology of events. I sent it to the opponent and the court at around 4pm. At 5:46pm, we got a letter from our opponent, saying that their client has been hospitalised for pneumonia! How credible can that be??! I think they should have said that person is a new case of suspected bird flu and has therefore been segregated. That would have been more credible!
Frankly, they must be scraping the barrel. Test it this way: the case will continue even if that person drops dead tomorrow. The world will continue to rotate in the way it does now.
Anyway, I have made a point in my skeleton that that person is not the only person knows about the allegations of our case. You see, the defendants are members of a family. I said in my skeleton, in fact, that person's wife should also know about the matters in issue, being a Finance Director. And yes, all disputes relate to $$$.
I'm trying to hynotise (sp) myself that that person is truly ill as I need a straight face tomorrow! And you should have seen me when I got the letter. It's so funny! I told my friends in the office and no one believes the other side. Naturally.
I sms sf too, but haven't yet heard from him. He must be busy. Well, anyway, it's his holiday, although he's abroad attending a medical check up with his brother (who needs the check up).
Sorry, their story could be true and I might be mean, but I think the chances of that is pretty dim ...