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Can MGR get their lawyers to sue them for tarnishing the brand and making a false claim in that Rover have gone bust
 

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In a word yes! The Government should not have made the statements that they have made. I work for a certain company that has just been called in by MGR. We have some of the best legal eagles in the country, we have some very clever tax specialist and accountants. MGR have brought in the best. You tax payers are gonna get one hell of a bill. This is LIABLE!
 

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Excellent

Subsidy by the back door.......of the courts

Can they sue the stupid cow personally, really take her to the cleaners?
 

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Perhaps this is the get out plan...

MG Rover can't legally receive state aid... But they can sue for liable.
 

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MGROVERnut said:
In a word yes! The Government should not have made the statements that they have made. I work for a certain company that has just been called in by MGR. We have some of the best legal eagles in the country, we have some very clever tax specialist and accountants. MGR have brought in the best. You tax payers are gonna get one hell of a bill. This is LIABLE!
Are you serious? You are saying they can sue HMG for mega bucks? I am assuming you mean Libel?

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BBC News24 just claimed that Woodley has confirmed that Hewitt read out a statement that had been agreed by Towers. Or something like that I am a bit upset understandably. This is a shocking mess.
 

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Hold on a minute... John Towers himself can't call in the receivers. It would have to be a Board decision. Undoubtedly more spin and lies from Ms. Hewitt and the DTI mandarins.

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What a shame. :( Seems we're back to square 1 -not that I ever really thought that sueing HMG was a viable option, though it may have given MGR more of a moral case.
 

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BBC News Online

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A spokesman for the Department of Trade and Industry said MG Rover chairman John Towers had phoned Ms Hewitt and "confirmed that the board had decided to call in the receivers".

Tony Woodley, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union also confirmed that he too had been told by Mr Towers that MG Rover had gone into administration.

"They [MG Rover] agreed the wording of the statement that was read out by Patricia Hewitt," Mr Woodley told the BBC.

Yet MG Rover told the BBC's business editor Jeff Randall that it was not in receivership.

The car marker said it had merely asked accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to advise on its financial position.

"It appears that Ms Hewitt has jumped the gun," said Mr Randall.

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Its somehow fitting that the Unions have played a part in the final destruction of MGR isnt it? Well, I hope their members are pleased with the part their boss has played in 'representing' them.
 
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