Barrister's dog obtains MBA (BSkyB v EDS)


The case of BSkyB v EDS is one of the biggest computer contract disputes to reach the English courts. The court considers the effectiveness of clauses limiting liability.

The case also illustrates the perils of making unsupportable statements in the witness box. One of the witnesses was cross-examined on his MBA qualification. Although he claimed he had attended college to obtain it, the court heard evidence that the "college" was a website that sold MBAs. Counsel produced an MBA certificate that had been purchased for his dog Lulu from the same site. Lulu obtained a higher mark in her MBA than the unfortunate witness.

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