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‘A wasted trial’; how Gobin and Wallace were undone by court of appeal—as Fifa prevailed

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) versus the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) was billed as the most important case in local sport history, at the opening whistle. By the time the dust had cleared, though, Justice of Appeal Nolan Bereaux described the exercise as ‘a wasted trial’ …

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High Court rules for TTFA! Fifa’s removal of Wallace was ‘contrivance to subvert Nov elections’

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace successfully defied Fifa in the High Court today, as Madame Justice Carol Gobin ruled in favour of the local body’s officials in a historic case. Gobin declared that Fifa’s removal of Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip …

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United TTFA granted injunction; Hadad blocked from calling EGM—ball in Fifa’s court

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip were today granted an injunction, which blocks the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee from convening the extraordinary general meeting it scheduled for tomorrow. High Court Judge Carol Gobin also prohibited Fifa and its agents …

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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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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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