David Levy back in small claims court
On Tuesday 15th of May 2018, Paul Andrews posted the following announcement in the public discussion facebook group:
This is confirmation of information that myself, and Chris Smith, feel now is an appropriate time to share with you all and backers.
Obviously we have requested the current RCL directors hold the legally required shareholders meeting. The time line for that confirmation of said meeting ends next Monday (i.e. 21 days from our request). From that point the current RCL directors must have set a date for the meeting of no more than 28 days from next Monday, which would mean the meeting of shareholders will be before/or in the third week of June 2018. As of yet we have had no response from the current RCL directors in this matter at all.
Further to that issue as you are all aware the current RCL directors have refused to pay the many prior invoices to both myself and Chris. On that basis after allowing RCL the opportunity for over two years to deliver to backers their Vega Plus consoles, we had waited before pursuing RCL for any of these invoices. We have now started the process of this in the UK court system, for an initial small claims case of - Chris Smith vs Retro Computers Ltd.
Today we received confirmation that the date for this small claims court case, is provisionally set for the 25th September 2018, at the County Court in Luton, Bedfordshire.
We are presuming that this date has been allocated so far into the future by the courts, because David Levy (in his initial directions questionnaire to the courts) stated that both he and Suzanne Martin will be the defendant and essential witness respectively, and as such both must be allowed to attend the court hearing. However he also stated that he (David Levy) would not be able to attend the court on the following dates –
- The whole of July 2018
- The 1st till the 20th of September 2018
He also stated that Suzanne Martin would be unable to attend on the following dates –
- The 2nd of August till the 8th of September 2018.
Thus effectively meaning no legal case in this matter could be heard from the 1st of July 2018 till after the 20th of September 2018. Hence why we presume the provisional date has been set to the 25th of September by the court.
As above we await the legally required shareholders meeting date to be informed to us next week, we await the delivery of 4500 odd Vega Plus units to be delivered to backers of the console, and on the basis of the fact David Levy has stated that collectively himself and Suzanne Martin will not be available for the period of nearly all July to the end of September 2018, that these consoles will be delivered fully to all backers by the end of June (as they will effectively we can only presume not be around for the three months after the end of June 2018), and also of course ideally before the shareholders meeting (as requested) takes place in the third week of June, in which I will remind you all the requested resolutions are – the removal of the existing directors, and the replacement of them with a new one of the shareholders choice.
We will as ever, keep you all informed with what we legally, and appropriately, can disclose to you all.— Paul Andrews
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