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Game Of Thrones fan demands 'trial by combat' in New York court

03:52 PM | 9 Aug, 2015
Game Of Thrones fan demands 'trial by combat' in New York court
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - A lawyer has filed a legal request with the New York State Supreme Court demanding a trial by combat to settle the accusations that he aided a client in committing fraudulent transfer.

Richard Luthmann, who confessed to being a Game of Thrones fan, also claimed that trial by combat has never been declared unlawful by any court in United States. He further cited the conquest of England by Duke William II of Normandy in 11th century to prove the historic practice of fight till death while alleging that he will never be served with justice otherwise.

“Defendant invokes the common law writ of right and demands his common law right to Trial By Combat as against plaintiffs and their counsel, whom plaintiff wishes to implead into the Trial By Combat by writ of right,” the court filing states.

“Since independence, no American court in post-independence United States to the undersigned’s knowledge has addressed the issue, and thus the trial by combat remains a right reserved to the people and a valid alternative to civil action,” Luthmann asserted.

However Luthman  has not clearly stated whether he would serve as his own champion or select a surrogate.

The practice has been featured in famous Game of Thrones series where Tyrion Lannister proved his innocence by requesting a trial by combat in first time however he failed in the second time.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
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