No Jury For Jackson Bodyguard's Trial

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A judge has ordered a libel trial involving Michael Jackson's former bodyguard to be heard without a jury present.
Matt Fiddes claims TV series The Jacksons Are Coming, about the famous family's search for a home in Devon, England, contained several staged scenes.
The ex-security guard also alleges the show, which was first aired in the U.K. in 2008, falsely implied he had betrayed Tito Jackson by leaking stories to the press.
He is suing U.K. TV network Channel 4, production company Studio Lambert, and the narrator of the programme, Jane Preston.
But Mr Justice Tugendhat has ruled that there will be no jury when the case heads to London's High Court later this month (Jun10), in a bid to keep costs down as legal fees have already escalated to $4.5 million (£3 million).
Tugendhat said, "It takes longer for 12 people to get to the right page of a bundle than it takes for one judge."
But Fiddes' lawyers have submitted an urgent appeal, which will be heard next week (beg07Jun10), fighting the decision.
In the appeal, his legal team states, "This is a classic case requiring trial by jury".


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It maybe wise for Tito and his former friend to settle this privately. The former bodygaurd allegedly betrayed Tito's trust which is hardly grounds for a lawsuit. Tito is at fault for placing his trust in the former Jackson bodygaurd in the first place. We all know that you can't trust anyone. M.H.
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bling! bling! now that was i mean! hit the liars !with lawsuits, $4.5 milliom balleys. then they will stop running there mouths, just beacause that are being paid a cheap amount of money, to make uanaruthizeds statements. Hitt' em hard Tito in the pocket book, and if you are reading this, I like the sound of your son's song they have hamoney, that is easy to listen, to there song's On You and the brothers reality show, you showed them that recording is true a great perfession, and it requires lots of practice, in order to get the sound of harmony that people find pleasent to hear.as for the show in Uk Jermaine was dancing with a afro wig and latoya made a entrance to the abode, but i have watch your blues number with u wearing the wig. that was then this now . There was a song blue song that said." hey hey the blues is here to stay." continue play that soul music, on your bass, it the blue's is your thing, do your thing. I like the tape of the London show.
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Now what? What the hell is this again? Is this neurotic stuff never going away? No, it doesn't. For they are all in samsara. The uncontrolled cicle of rebirth.Ohm mani padme hum.Ohm tare tutare tare. Siddhi.Ohm shante. Namaste.
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~~~sensation~~~Just media news!!!!!!!people will say anything to make a headline........where is the truth????????????????/
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~~~It's all in time~~~..............
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Whaaaaaat?
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