AC NEWS – Above is a video of executive director Charles Kithcart of African Diaspora Maritime explaining why they wanted to compete in this years America’s Cup. They were turned down by the GGYC to compete in the event and ADM has filed a lawsuit which will be heard in a hearing on Aug 23rd 2013. More details of the lawsuit is in the video below and news articles published by ABC news:
CURRENT STATUS OF LAWSUIT: A New York state judge today scheduled an Aug. 23 hearing on an African-American sailing group’s bid for a preliminary injunction that, if granted, would delay the September opening of the America’s Cup races in San Francisco.
The African Diaspora Maritime Corp. claims in a lawsuit filed in New York in 2011 that the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the host of this year’s race, unfairly denied it a chance to compete to be the American defender in the race.
The Aug. 23 hearing was scheduled by Judge Barbara Kapnick in New York City, said Andrew Kratenstein, a lawyer for the Raleigh, N.C.-based maritime group.
If granted, the preliminary injunction would be in effect until a trial is held on the group’s lawsuit, which seeks a ruling requiring the San Francisco-based yacht club to reopen the application process for cup defenders.
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