PRINCE Andrew is to swerve a hearing in his sex assault civil case today by having no representatives participating.
His US lawyers will not be becoming a member of the telephone convention along with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s crew, as they proceed to stone-wall the case.
The duke’s UK-based authorized crew has by no means meant to take part.
His accuser’s lawyers insist he has been served court docket papers in accordance with English and worldwide regulation.
They say a duplicate of the summons was emailed to Royal Household employees and his lawyers had been knowledgeable by e mail and publish.
However, Gary Bloxsome, the duke’s lawyer, claimed right process was not adopted and that the papers ought to be served by a British court docket official.
At the hearing tomorrow, Manhattan federal court docket choose Lewis Kaplan will ask Ms Giuffre’s authorized crew to element their efforts to serve Andrew, 61, with the papers.
It comes as her authorized crew at Boies Schiller Flexner, led by David Boies, introduced in two extra lawyers — Andrew Villacastin and rising star Sabina Mariella.
It now has 4 lawyers poring over the case, whereas Andrew has but to assign one transient to it.
Mr Boies warmed up for his courtroom showdown by going to the males’s ultimate of the US Open tennis in New York.