ollowing a pre hearing application from Full Tilt, commissioners from the channel island jurisdiction ruled that the full hearing should take place 'in camera', a decision that “disappointed” AGCC Executive Director Andre Wilsenach. No members of the public will now be allowed to attend the hearing.
André Wilsenach, Executive Director, stated: “I am pleased that the FTP hearing will continue as scheduled, as was argued on my behalf. However, I am disappointed with the tribunal’s decision that, notwithstanding my arguments to the contrary, the hearing will be held in private. I believe the public has a right to know the reasoning behind the decisions to suspend FTP’s licences and call a hearing, and to hear the evidence that will be put forward on my behalf. It is my understanding that the tribunal conducted a difficult balancing exercise of the interests of the various parties, taking into account the legal arguments for and against further postponing the hearing, and for and against allowing the public to attend the proceedings.”
As a consequence of the tribunal’s decision members of the public will not be able to attend the hearing. A further statement from the AGCC is expected shortly.
Media suppliers are currently holding large debts from Full Tilt advertising campaigns and have sought information on how to file recovery claims against Full Tilt and apply for relief before this hearing.