Government files counter appeal as Alfa Nero legal battle moves into new waters

There has been another twist in the tale regarding the sale of the Alfa Nero, with the government officially filing a counter appeal in the ongoing legal action.

Despite government efforts to facilitate its sale nearly one month ago, the vessel has attracted a flurry of legal challenges aimed at preventing the finalisation of this process.

Dr David Dorsett, the attorney representing Yulia Guryeva-Motlokhov who claims to own the boat, told Observer that the government has sought to challenge the judge’s ruling that there was a serious issue to be tried on the question of whether Section 38A of the Port Authority Act—an amendment passed in early February—contradicted section nine of the Constitution which prohibits the deprivation of property without proper compensation.

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