THE JUDICIAL USE OF FOOTNOTES: A WIFE TRYING TO RUN HUSBAND OVER WITH A VAN IS “ALWAYS A TELLTALE SIGN THAT A COUPLE ARE DRIFTING APART”
The number of people who had not read the judgement of Canadian judge J.W. Quinn looked at last Sunday made me think that this would be a good time to remind people of the judgment in Bruni -v- Bruni in 2010. The footnotes in particular are worth reading. Underlying this, however, is a serious assessment of witness credibility.
The judge was deciding a hotly contested dispute between husband and wife.
THE OPENING LINES OF THE JUDGMENT
This gives a good indication of what is to come.