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James Murray Smith v Golar-Nor Offshore - exercising "draconian power" of strike out for delay - Court of Session 25.9.07

Following injuries at work in 1996-7, Mr Smith commenced proceedings against Golar-Nor (G-N). Proceedings went slowly and in September 2007 G-N applied for them to be dismissed on grounds of "inordinate delay in pursuing the action".

The Scottish Court of Session refused to exercise "such a draconian power of last resort" .

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