Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June 2022
By appellant’s notice filed on 30 November 2021, the Claimant appeals the orders of HHJ Keyser QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, dated 6 and 22 September 2021, whereby he ordered that, save for the claim in conversion against the Fourth Defendant, all claims against the Defendants are dismissed and there be judgment for the Defendants and that there be summary judgment for the Defendants, save for elements of the Fourth and Seventh Defendants’ counterclaims. He also ordered that the Claimant’s application to amend its Particulars of Claim be dismissed and made consequential costs orders.
The claim sought to recover damages from the Defendants for, among other things, unlawful means conspiracy and deliberate breaches of fiduciary duty relating to the sale of the Violati Maranello Rosso Museum collection of 71 classic cars. The Defendants applied for orders striking out the claims or for summary judgment. The Defendants contended that the claims were compromised by a Settlement Agreement and the construction of the same was a key issue.