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By Simon Davies “However startling the history of [Carlyle Capital Corporation’s] short life appears at first sight, its failure was the result of circumstances beyond the control of any board of directors.  The Lieutenant Bailiff’s view was that the Appellants’ claim depended entirely on hindsight, and we agree with her.” A judgment handed down in April 2019 […]

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