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The court will be announce a decision about Vahe Grigoryan’s lawsuit

The claim filed by Vahe Grigoryan, against the decision of the Chamber of Advocates, resumed today at the Kentron Center of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan. Yet adecision on this claim was expected to be made on the 28th of August, however Judge Ruben Vardazaryan decided to restart the trial. The judge considers that there is a need to investigate additional evidence.

Advocate Vahe Grigoryan demanded the court to reverse the decisions of the Chamber’s chairman and Board. Subsequently, he was found guilty of violating the Code of Advocates’ Behavior on the grounds of advocate Gevor Gevorgyan’s application to the court.

The case was initiated after an article had been published on the Facebook «Attorney at Law» group, by advocate Tigran Atanesyan, which was followed with a comment by plaintiff Vahe Grigoryan.

The latter wrote the following: “I think that you [addressing to Mr. T. Atanesyan] should take up lessons in the School of Advocates on “How the Chamber of Advocates and its representatives should not be”, and as educational materials, distribute to the attendees the letters you have received related to the cases you undertake and those you have got concerning the applications. And the author who has written the paragraph preceding part 2 of this letter, who thought of writing such an answer to the advocate, in my opinion, suffers from a hypothetical illness, a disease that has sharply slowed down or completely stopped the person’s intellectual development as a result of certain hormonal deficiencies. Therefore, I will not use hurtful words on his address, understanding that it is a result of a physical dysfunction”.   

Vahe Grigoryan and his representative did not attend today’s trial. The judge questioned the representatives of the Chamber of Advocates, particularly whether Gevorg Gevorgyan is an advocate or a representative of the staff of the Chamber, as well as if there are advocates who are included in the Facebook “Attorney at Law” group or other related individuals.

Artashes Khalatyan, a representative of the Chamber, mentioned that Gevorg Gevorgyan is an advocate, while the other representative, Emil Amirkhanyan, added that within the Facebook group there may have also been journalists covering legal issues.

 Judge Ruben Vardazaryan considers that the trial is complete. The decision will be announced on October 30.

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