Somehow I just can't shake the feeling that this is "Karma" biting him (Robertson) in the ass.
So when does Instant Karma bite EMI? They are the ones being deceptive here, concealing evidence during discovery in hopes of strengthening a flimsy to the point of non-existent case, and using the legal system to clobber someone who, when all is said and done, did little if anything wrong in this matter. (And that's what is important to note here: Mr. Robertson may not be entirely blameless with regard to others, but it appears based on what I've seen so far that he is neither culpable nor liable regarding EMI in this matter
. The presiding judge(s) in this case most likely will see it that way, too. When that happens, look for a countersuit - that's the way the law works, unfortunately.)
So many times we read of big media companies who want to have their cake and eat it too. This one needs their ass handed to them, and their counsel needs to answer ethical charges for misconduct. At the very least there should be punitive damages for the stress and disruption they have caused to Mr. Robertson's life by their evident abuse of the legal system in prosecuting him.
The only way to mitigate this would be if EMI could prove beyond reasonable doubt that their legal team was not fully aware of the facts during discovery because of the negligence or incompetence of employees responsible for providing the team with discovery related information. It seems, based on what is out there, this would be a difficult argument to make convincingly.
Don't mean to rant, but this seems such a good example of everything that's wrong with our legal system. He or she who has the deepest pockets wins, and the little guy gets shafted regardless or right, wrong, just or unjust. It just happens that way far too often.