Celadon lawsuit is the first of three Indonesia Lawsuit against Mr. Rokodama. The second lawsuit was filed by Mr. Riduan Azil as complainant. He is the representative of the estate of his late wife, Ms. Suket. Both cases are being heard in the Supreme Court of JK so it may take a few more months to reach a verdict.
Mr. Rokodama claims that he has an emotional tie with Ms. Suket. On the contrary, it is Mr. Riduan who lost his relationship with her due to the incident. However, it is the truth that the relationship between the two was deteriorating and it was the plot of the sub nuptial which ended in catastrophe.
In this lawsuit, the plaintiffs are asking for compensation on the basis of emotional distress, physical injury, broken relationships and mental torture.
In short, they are asking for fair compensation. The lawyers of Celadon are contesting their case. They claim that the lawsuit is motivated by malicious motives. There are speculations that it is a money making opportunity for them.
The lawyer of Celadon is adamant about the fact that the lawsuit is being done on legal merits. He maintains that the lawsuit was filed on the basis of a false premise and has no substance to do with money or greed. He maintains that the case is strong and can be proved. He further states that the case cannot be solved on the basis of emotions.
According to the Celadon attorney, there was a very apparent attempt to sensationalize the case.
He maintained that the lawyer of Celadon had met the main suspect, who is the mastermind behind the case. He further states that the suspect was the one who was questioned by the police. The suspect denied his involvement in the case. The attorney further states that the victim had been physically abused by the defendant and had also been threatened by him.
The victim had filed the lawsuit against the defendant, accusing him of sexual and physical abuse.
He claimed that the defendant had threatened to kill him and had made him undergo electric shocks. He further claims that the defendant had used excessive force during the custody process. The case had created a sensation all over the country. There were several rumors that flooded the media and internet. The case had become a cause clearer and Celadon became a household name.
The Celadon attorney maintains that the case was mishandled from the very beginning. He says that from the very beginning, the case was handled in a cursory and inefficient manner. There was a complete lack of awareness about the law and the procedure involved in the case. All these factors had a significant impact on the way the case went. He also states that the compensation to the victim was very meagre as compared to the merits of the case.
The lawyer further states that he could not obtain a fair trial. He was not permitted to cross examine the witnesses.
No expert medical evidence was used to prove the case beyond doubt. He was also not permitted to present any testimony in the court. He was allowed to elicit only limited questions in respect of the chain of events. This was extremely disheartening for the attorney, because it was obvious that the entire case had been mishandled.
Finally, the lawyer claims that the victim in the case went through a prolonged depression leading to her death. He further states that this was an indirect result of the case going into the garbage can. The fact that the case went to the garbage can was an open invitation to a lawsuit. He says that had the case been tried in court, the plaintiff might have been entitled to more than double the amount that has so far been given. Had the case gone to court, it is possible that the judge may have awarded triple compensation.
Lawyers handling the Celadon lawsuit are extremely distressed at the prospect of being tied up in this case for months.
This means that they are unable to attend all the depositions, question witnesses, etc. They are required to file reports and to keep detailed records. In addition, the case has caused a great financial hardship on the plaintiff.
The Celadon lawsuit has been a major embarrassment for attorneys and the plaintiff’s family. There will most likely be a number of lessons to be learned here as well. However, none of this means that the case should be abandoned. It’s important to remember that the defendant did have insurance and therefore covered their liability, but that this was not adequate coverage for the case.