Prince Andrew dangers the wrath of a New York decide if his legal professionals decline to participate in a pre-trial listening to on Monday in his sexual assault civil case.
The Duke of York has appointed a US-based lawyer, however it’s understood that nobody from his authorized staff will take part within the phone convention. He’s being sued by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, who claims she was sexually assaulted by the Duke, an allegation he vehemently denies.
In line with a authorized doc, Choose Lewis Kaplan has ordered that each events within the case “are directed to confer relating to an agreed scheduling order”. The decide is looking for to set a timetable for the administration of the case.
If legal professionals for Prince Andrew decline to dial in to the listening to, that might be seen as being in defiance of the judge’s order issued on August 12, however solely made public over the weekend.