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‘The learned judge erred…’ Why Fifa is unhappy with Justice Gobin’s ruling

On 13 August 2020, Madame Justice Carol Gobin ruled comprehensively against Fifa in the Port of Spain High Court, as she dismissed six from the seven applications put forward by the Zurich-based global sporting behemoth against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan …

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Fifa vows to bring TTFA ‘in line’, lodges appeal against High Court ruling

Fifa, the world governing football body, has vowed to bring the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) ‘in line’ and warned of ‘potential further action’ against the member association, as a result of High Court action taken by the TTFA’s elected officials. Last week, TTFA president William Wallace and vice-presidents …

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Justice Gobin: ‘Fifa could not presume to be above the law’! Infantino-led body accused of ‘thumbing nose’ at fair play in TTFA attack

Madame Justice Carol Gobin handed down a comprehensive defeat to global football body, Fifa, in the Port of Spain High Court today, in a decision that is likely to be read closely across the planet. The TTFA was represented legally by Dr Emir Crowne, Matthew Gayle, Jason Jones and Crystal …

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Wallace wins in High Court, Fifa application dismissed as seismic case remains in Trinidad

If Fifa wants to defend its implementation of a normalisation committee in Trinidad and Tobago, the world governing body will have to do so in the Port of Spain High Court. Today, Justice Carol Gobin dismissed Fifa’s application to move its case with Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president …

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Fifa: TTFA wants to have cake and eat it too; TTFA: Arbitration clause ‘unconscionable’

Should the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) be forced to abide by an arbitration clause that is explicit in its own constitution? Or is the clause itself, which orders that all disputes with Fifa be sent to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), ‘unconscionable’ by virtue of …

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Hotel Normandie considers run on TTFA’s accounts after winning $750k judgment; Look Loy: TTFA effectively bankrupt

The legal and financial woes of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have intensified with Hotel Normandie joining the list of creditors weighing up a run on the football body’s finances. Last month, attorney Tamilee Budhu gave TTFA president David John-Williams two weeks to satisfy a judgment for over …

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