And who said the French judges were overworked ? All alone the GLNF blue apron brigade keep an abnormally large number of our magistrates more than occupied (and at our expense, in general, not only as taxpayers, but as sometime payers of GLNF dues).
François Koch of L'Express reports : link
Ephesse has issued yet another writ, against Miss Monique this time. No, he’s not filing for divorce, despite a decided cooling since February 4th. This time Ephesse sees real danger in the election of a new Grand Master at the meeting of the SGC on March 30th.
His writ claims Miss Monique :
has overstepped her powers as administrator in calling for the election of the new Grand Master (we note that Ephesse has decided to be in the game since he has lodged his candidature)
has disregarded the rules governing the election of grand Master by deciding upon a two round ballot
We are not fooled by this latest delaying tactic, which closely follows the writ by Balloo the Legal Bear and his two outrageous letters to the SGC and Miss Monique. It is all part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to get a few days closer to the first Saturday in December 2012 (or 2017 ???). Like Balloo’s writ the judge will examine it at the first hearing, will decide he needs to think about it and place it on the agenda at a later hearing in a month or two.
Meanwhile Miss Monique continues to organise the March 30th meeting and election. But our options seem to have narrowed since last Friday. Now it’s “Pay up, pay everything, not just a bit, and if you’re lucky the commission might lift your suspension and, with even more luck, you might just get to vote at a future AGM.” Well, I can assure you Winnie is not going down that track. Even if the commission lifts my Lodges suspension there is no way my Lodge is coughing up 5901 € before March 15th.
A final observation : Ephesse has issued the writ out of his law office in Juan les pins, naming the law firm of Guy Ferreboeuf, attached to the Grasse Court. Grasse, world perfume capital : aybe he hopes to come up smelling of roses ! One thing is sure, he no longer has access to the Pisan 3rd floor and the GLNF mailing list.