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Child Abuse Verdict Held Back By MS Word Glitch

September 12th, 2010 09:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Last week several defendants including one high-profile TV presenter were sentenced in Portugal in what has been known as the Casa Pia scandal. The judges delivered on September 3 a summary of the 2000 page verdict, which would be disclosed in full only 3 days later. The disclosure of the full verdict has been postponed from September 8 to an yet-to-be-announced date, allegedly because the full document was written in several MS Word files which, when merged together, retained ‘computer related annotations which should not be present in any legal document.’ (Google translated article.) Microsoft specialists were called in to help the judges sort out the ‘text formatting glitch,’ while the defendants and their lawyers eagerly waits to access the full text of the verdict.”

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