Thursday, January 27, 2011
Lotus dispute gets March court date
The dispute over the Lotus name in Formula 1 will now go to trial much earlier than originally expected, after a High Court judge today pushed for a swift resolution to the matter. Although Mr Justice Peter Smith rejected a bid by Group Lotus for a summary judgement on one of the naming matters at a hearing on Monday, he told legal representatives that the situation needs to be settled as quickly as possible. He has now pencilled in a March 21 date for the trial to begin - which means it will commence the week before the second race of the season in Australia.