Ruling In Redstone Competency Hearing To Come Later This Month
June 7, 2016 at 10:27 AM (PT)
A ruling on whether to proceed on PHILLIPPE DAUMAN's attempt to be restored as a SUMNER REDSTONE trustee will come later this month, according to JUDGE GEORGE PHELAN, who heard arguments about leadership issues at VIACOM in a MASSACHUSETTS court yesterday.
Attorneys for VIACOM chief DAUMAN insisted that the court needed to act swiftly in the case (NET NEWS, 6/6) while an attorney for SHARI REDSTONE objected to his attorney's assertion that "RESTONE has been brainwashed."
The judge indicated he needed time to consider the arguments and would rule later this month.
"I grew up in a housing project where I was lucky to have a quarter in my pocket,” said PHALEN. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around the concept of billions with a ‘B,’ and it may take me a few days."
DAUMAN has aruged it's imperate a decision be made promptly because of RESTONE's condition, while REDSTONE' lawyers have insisted the case is improper because of a petition brought in CALIFORNIA.
The suit was filed in MASSACHUSETTS because the parent company NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS trust is administered there. REDSTONE's lawyers insist the case does not belong in the state.