Caperelli v. FEM
|Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group v. Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange|
|Argued||3–10 May 2023|
|Submitted||28 April 2023|
|Decided||10 May 2023|
|Plaintiff||Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group|
|Defence||Ministry of Foreign Exchange|
|Citation(s)||FJD C 1 4-28-2023/1|
|Judge(s) sitting||First District Court of Wegmat |
Supreme Court of Wegmat
Cheif Justice Charlotte B.
|This article is part of the series|
of the Federal Union of Wegmat
Caperelli v. FEM or by its official name Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group v. Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange was a court case in the Federal Union of Wegmat. The case was filed months after Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group's contract with the Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange was terminated. The case was filed on 28 April 2023 by a petition for releif filed in the First Justice District. The Wegmat Ministry of Justice assigned an FUW Attorney to the case in defense of the government. The trial court decided that the contract was fairly and lawfully terminated despite the fact that the Minister of Foreign Exchange did not provide a written reason for the termination. BIACG quickly filed an appeal which sent the case to the Supreme Court of Wegmat the oral arguments were not published and the supreme court decided to uphold the original decision.
Prior to the case, Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group was hired as a consultation form to the Weg delegation to the Grand Unified Micronational. The group would inform Weg delegates of international affairs in the Microwiki sector and Des Plaines Valley Sectory. The main delegate to the Grand Unified Micronational for Wegmat was Thorin Neal. Thorin Neal was removed from the GUM because of his involvement in Bicarbonate of Soda. For an officially undisclosed reason, the Minister of Foreign Exchange terminated the contract with BIACG on 15 November. In a letter sent to Chloe Caperelli, the company president of BIACG, Minister Tommy C. stated that the reason for the termination was that "BIACG" might have been knowledgeable about Bicarbonate of Soda. The letter also states future employment might be possible. BIACG would not receive employment by the government and receive little income and only from minor import and export companies across Wegmat. BIACG lost an estimated 172,500 Gø because of the loss of the contract. The company also lost employment throughout the Paulina Depression.
Thorin Neal was expelled right before the Midlothian War. The war required the attention of much of the staff of FEM. During the 2022 State of Inactivity of Wegmat the Federal Union was expelled from the Grand Unified Micronational for inactivity. In March 2023 Union Des Plaines did not renew their contract in favor of an office within the company itself. Presumably, BCIAG was on the verge of financial failure which might be the reason they filed a lawsuit so late.
District Court Case
Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group hired the Kearsage Law Firm to represent them. The law form filed a petition for relief with the Civil Procedure Agency. Chloe Caperlli's brother, George Caperelli was the attorney representing BIACG.
The Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange had contracted with the Plaintiff for consultation services for their delegation to the Grand Unified Micronational. One of the entitites who received consultation services from the Plaintiff was Thorin Neal. However, following Thorin Neal's expulsion from the Grand Unified Micronational, the Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange terminated the Plaintiff's contract. The Plaintiff believes that their contract was wrongfully terminated, and as a result, Wegmat lost its membership in the Grand Unified Micronational.
The wrongful termination of the Plaintiff's contract has caused significant financial damages, including, but not limited to, the loss of revenue and reputation. The Plaintiff has suffered greatly due to the termination of their contract, and as a result, they are seeking relief from the honorable court of the Federal Union of Wegmat.
The Plaintiff, therefore, respectfully petitions this Honorable Court for a settlement of 200,000 Gø as compensation for the damages suffered by the wrongful termination of their contract by the Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange.— BIACG's Petition for Releif CPA 1 - 4-28-2023/1
The court decided in the Ministry's favor after the contract and letter were presented. The Minister of Foreign Exchange never promised employment, and the letter could be considered written notice of the reason for the termination of the contract. BIACG quickly appealed the decision. A source inside the company says they were desperate for a settlement in order to save the company. 200,000 Gogos is more money then what some of the largest companies in Wegmat are worth.
Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group appealed the decision. There is no appellate court system in Wegmat so federal appeals are under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Wegmat. The appeal was heard at the supreme courthouse. Both sides made the same arguments as in the trial court. BIACG's representation did not ask the court to overturn any laws and just to reverse the decision. The main argument was that the Ministry did not give written notice withing 14 days of termination. This was found to be true but it was not recognized as an argument for relief by the court. The supreme court upheld the decision after an hour-long appellate trial.
The Supreme Court affirms the decision of the 1st District Court of the Federal Union of Wegmat, which found that the plaintiff's contract with the defendant was terminated lawfully and that the defendant was not liable for damages. The Court finds that the plaintiff has failed to show any errors in the original decision that would require reversal or modification. Therefore, it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that the original decision of the 1st District Court of the Federal Union of Wegmat is AFFIRMED, and that the appeal of the plaintiff, Bushwood International Affairs Consultation Group, is DISMISSED. The defendant, Wegmat Ministry of Foreign Exchange, is not liable for any damages or relief sought by the plaintiff.— Cheif Justic Charlotte's Decision Opinion 5-10-23 of the Supreme Court of Wegmat
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