Thursday, May 08, 2008

Everton to sue a japanese dentist.

Oops : Everton threaten to sue Japanese Dental Practice and play into the hands of a gleefully pedantic KEIOC(.net)

EVERTON have been left red-faced after addressing a threatening legal letter intended for campaign group Keep Everton In Our City (Keioc) to a Japanese dental practice.

Lawyers for the Blues sent the correspondence by email to the Keioc website.

But they did not check that they had the right address and sent it to an orthodontist surgery 5,800 miles away.

The news comes as it emerged last night members of Sefton council’s planning committee have formally objected to plans for the club’s new stadium in Kirkby.

In the email the club threatened to sue Keioc over assertions on their website that the Everton fans’ ballot over the stadium move last summer was unfair.

Colin Fitzpatrick, secretary of Keioc, said: “We received a letter from chief exec Keith Wyness via the Keioc email address. It was threatening legal action. It was addressed to not but we don’t even own the site.

“We complied with their requests on some things but not on others. There has not been any legal action taken – it has only ever been a threat. We are not losing any sleep over it.”

The ECHO checked out the email address and traced it to the dental surgery.

A spokesman for the club last night denied they had issued writs against anyone.

Yesterday Liverpool council deferred a potential objection to the new Everton stadium because Tesco had agreed to slash the retail element of the plan by 25%.

But last night members of Sefton council planning committee unanimously lodged an objection to the scheme.

No comments: