One thing that definitely hasn’t happened is the judgment in the eye-watering £700m claim from BSkyB against IT supplier EDS.
The case ended at the end of July 2008 after costing upwards of £70m in legal fees, but barristers and lawyers have not heard a peep from presiding judge Mr Justice Ramsey since (see story).
The longest courtroom drum roll in recent history has now been joined by some cymbals and a whole lot of heckling from the audience, as frustrated barristers let their impatience be known.
“Maybe it’s because it’s such an important case, but it’s still a year whichever way you look at it,” said a fraught source, with fingernails presumably bitten to the quick.
What has Ramsey J been up to?
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