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  1. ESSENDON AND HIRDS Application to the Court is DISMISSED!

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Size:  7.7 KBJustice John Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia has just dismissed the application by both the Essendon FC and James Hird that ASADA and the AFL acted unlawfully dismissed.

    Justice Middleton could find no part of the application by the Essendon Football Club or James Hird could be upheld

    Unless the club and Hird appeal and win that appeal, they will be liable to the immense costs that this court case will cost.

    For now, the conduct of Australia's sports anti-doping agency - intensely scrutinised and criticised over the last 20 months has been affirmed.
    Justice Middleton endorsed ASADA's former CEO, Aurora Andruska, as a "truthful witness" in the Federal ...