Originally Posted by GreasyMonkey
Velodude, many thanks for the clear & coherent legal position, but one quick question - in which court (or country) did Armstrong bring his case of Libel against the Sunday Times?
I would expect that any legal action against Armstrong on the basis of him pejuring himself would need to be filed in the same court in which the original claim was filed, and subsequently settled (assuming that the settlement was sealed by the court, as a closure of the open action).
It was the England & Wales High Court in London and all actions relating to that case would be commenced in that Court making reference to the same file.
The same judge would preside and if the Times
was successful that judge would be under a judicial obligation to refer that matter arising in his civil court for criminal prosecution.
would make this a case of public interest just as other newspapers have made later located perjury or perjury during proceedings aware to the public resulting in prosecutions.
Prosecution costs - negligible.
Most of the criterion cited by Wirral would be satisfied.
No extradition would be commenced. I would expect just an arrest warrant valid in UK only. The outcome would be that Armstrong would be grounded in US for travel to most parts of the world.