Foster’s action against the State to be filed on Friday

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Foster’s action against the State to be filed on Friday

The legal action by PNM Minister Foster Cummings againt the State in relation to a leaked TTPS Special Branch note will be filed in court on Friday.

This according to Cummings’ attorney, Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.

Maharaj, in a GML report, said: “I have the draft, and I’m finalising it to approve it for filing on Friday,” he said.

Cummings is suing the State concerning the disclosure of the Special Branch note to an opposition senator. The State is represented by the Attorney General’s Office.

The July 2019 note reportedly involved several allegations against Cummings. The UNC senator read it during a May 2022 public meeting, although it was unsubstantiated.

Maharaj, at his media briefing on the matter recently, said action against the State was being sought since the leak had created a grave injustice to Cummings, who is now taking legal action to protect his reputation.

Maharaj cited successful British precedent. He is also of the view that there is a T&T law that is similarly applicable to the issue.

He said if Cummings wins against the State, any damages awarded to him will be used to improve the lives of his constituents in the La Horquetta/Talparo constituency.